Thursday, October 21, 2010

India Countering China's strategic encirclement

Chinese self-propelled rocket launchers during a field exercise The Defence Minister and Army Chief have voiced concern over China's increasing assertiveness on the political, diplomatic and military fronts. Though there is no cause yet to sound an alarm, the Indian establishment should be prepared to checkmate the Dragon's moves Look at some of the past and recent developments and then perceive the scenario of a Sino-Indian thaw. The occupation of Aksai Chin by China since 1962, construction of the Karakoram Highway connecting Pakistan, supporting insurgency in India's North East since 1965 and claiming areas like Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh have been some of the direct interferences of China in Indian affairs. A few recent developments, however, are more disturbing then the earlier ones.

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