China is at its usual games once again with India. I have written so much about that country earlier that I don’t feel like saying anything more. So let me only give two relevant links here from my earlier writing.
In this blog written more than 2 years ago, I argued that China had betrayed India a number of times in the past. Right from 1962 when India lost Aksai Chin up to now when a part of Laddakh is being swallowed up, China has stabbed India from the back. I have given a brief history of those backstabs in the above-mentioned post.
In this Sep 2009 post, I argued that China was practising a new kind of imperialism – based on economic domination. I took examples from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. I also wrote:
“In accordance with the String of Pearls doctrine, China has already encircled India technically by forging military ties with Sri Lanka and persuading the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar to give it surveillance posts. Moreover, China is making strategic ties with Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is also well-known that China has links with the militant groups in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. In addition to all that is the tri-nation road link between China, Myanmar and Bangladesh.”
The conclusion to that post seems to be valid today too: “Perhaps it’s high time that India took Chinese gestures more seriously. When the Chinese appear to be cocking a snook, they may actually be rolling out their battle tanks or at least cocking their eyes on our wallets.”