As the India-China border standoff worsens, words of wisdom: Get over 1962
In Ian Fleming Goldfinger, James Bond, said: “When it comes to a reality, twice is coincidence, and the third time is about the action of the enemy.”
For the first time since 1967, when its armies clashed in a short but brutal war, there are serious tensions between China and India on the Sikkim border.
The trial began in early June, before Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping to Astana made headlines before his visit to the United States.
This does not seem a coincidence: a clear pattern is emerging. If the Indian side that caused the increase or the Chinese side does not matter much.
The Indian public believes it is China, which has tensions. The Chinese public thinks it is India. In the new world of instant and massive communication, perceptions are true.
In the new world of instant and massive communication, perceptions are true.
However, some light than under the closed doors of the two armed forces. At the other end of the Chumbi valley between Sikkim and Bhutan, the Chinese are building a road in the Doklam plains in an area Bhutan is supposed to be under control, but China has claimed.
Our army believes that the Chinese presence here seriously threaten the concentrations and communications of India.
This does not help much to find that the Chumbi valley appears on the map as a dagger, not only to break Sikkim and Bhutan, but also Assam and the Northeast of the rest of India.
Therefore, the Indian army wants to position to challenge the domain of cervical Doko-La or Doklam People’s Liberation Army. There is nothing wrong with it, since India and Bhutan have military ties.
Obviously, the two largest armies in Asia compete for advantageous positions. This is natural, when there are large concentrations of troops in the elbow to elbow, and confidence is low between the two governments.
More than 40 years after Sikkim officially became part of India in 1975, China has yet to accept unequivocally as an integral part of India. The two countries are also in dispute over the territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
Despite statements by former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2005 that Sikkim was no longer a problem in bilateral relations, many Chinese maps continue to show the Northeast state as part of India.
Verification of reality
The deliberate ambiguity Beijing the Sikkim seems to be the result of the belief that it could give the influence of China in India border talks. From the point of view of India, the question of whether China accepts its sovereignty over Sikkim is clear: the state is formally a part of the Republic of India, its composition is ratified by a referendum.
On this day, with the two countries that have strong armed forces, it would be prudent to forget those old notions and face reality.
There are also several other misconceptions between the two countries. Some Chinese experts said the recent conflict showed that India was still recovering from its embarrassing defeat in the 1962 war with China in the context of growing competition for influence and hostility between the two countries.
Despite their growing economic and trade relations, the two sides are deeply suspicious of the other. According to Beijing, India plays an active role in creating a coalition against China with the United States, Japan, Australia and Vietnam to counter the statement of Beijing diplomatic, economic and military.
The notorious absence of the top of the belt and the Indian road in May in Beijing is cited by the Chinese media as further proof of the tense relations between the two countries.