NEW DELHI: The India-China military stand-off seems set for a long haul with China responding to defence minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that India is not what it was in 1962 by saying neither was China and the developments coinciding with unusual activity of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.
Jaitley’s comment was a reaction to China’s blunt reminder that India should not forget the “historical lessons” of the 1962 war which ended badly for India. On Monday, the rhetoric grew more heated with the Chinese spokesperson noting China too is different and will take “all necessary measures” to safeguard its territorial sovereignty, a PTI report from Beijing said.
The sharp exchange comes as Indian and Chinese soldiers have dug into positions and pitched tents in anticipation of a prolonged confrontation near the Sikkim-Bhutan-India trijunction, even as the Navy is closely monitoring “an unusual surge” in the number of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
Far away from this virtually eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation on the land border, which many believe will eventually ease with “some sort of mutual troop pull-back from the forward positions”, India and China are also currently engaged in shadow-boxing on the high seas in the IOR.
“Indian naval satellite Rukmini (Gsat-7), long-range maritime patrol aircraft like Poseidon-8I and warships have monitored at least 13 Chinese naval units in the IOR over the last two months. They range from the latest Luyang-III class guided-missile destroyers to the more benign hydrographic research vessels,” said a source.
India must start diplomatic pressure on China without leaving our positions at Borders…We should take this matter to international level and make consensus against China’s expansion policy…Neighbours like Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh etc must be unite to demotivate China for this kind of action again
China aims that India shall not become super power in the South Asian Region.. Therefore China supports Pakistan to disturb us from western side and they are at Eastern side. Our efforts shall be to safeguard our territory and our sovereignty in any case. It has now become imperative to stop importing any of its products into our land a clear message should be spread.
Our people should do this thing and not the government.
India lost 1962 war because of Nehru, the great looser. If planning would have been better and leader would have been great, India would still have had some better historic moments. Remember like in 1962, US will again play a defensive role by trying to keep itself away as much as possible. (They held back for 24 hours and only backed off at the last moment citing chineese had declared cease fire). India cannot match china on any front , but remember this India is really not 1962 where a useless leader could even keep supply lines for its soldiers intact. India will give a tough fight and would invoke a better international intervention.
Blast those ships!
R Venkatesh Govind
Sir must immediately go abroad, shopping for ships, before this gets out of control.
Why can’t we send our ships to South China Sea? Fear much?
First time since 1962, China feeling the heat from India. India should get ready for a longer war. Since 1962 CHINA in every forum reminding us the nightmare of 1962. But China should remember 1962 was a one sided war, even not a war. As basing on Panchasil principles of Nehru, the Indian Govt was more focusing on the development of Indian people, as we are just coming out of a long oppressing rule of Mogul, Portuguese and British empire. By that time neither we have any military equipment nor ammunition. Since 1962 we have been wining wars against Pakistan, supported by China and in some cases USA. Let’s ready for a war. Nothing would happen as we both are powered with nuclear weapons.
we should not chicken. hit them where it hurts
China should not show her muscle power towards I N D I A. Just look at I S R A E L how small country surrounded by enemy countries then what happened ? How many countries support China if a real strength test happened between India and China ? Will any countries except Pakistan and North Korea ever support China ? But I N D I A having friends rest of the world .
Man…cool down… this stand off will pass over, any body can flex muscle… like saying goes , frog flexes its muscle..
Yusuf Jamal Siddiqui
Why are our vessels not in South China Sea as yet? Didn’t our Navy Chief also affirm our capabilities of taking on the Chinese in high season last year?
chinese are still in 1962, India has a well constructed army/force
With so much of hostility on our borders, it is surprising that India does not have a full-time defense minister, who can devote his attention entirely to defense matters. Mr Jaitley is part time into defense and part-time into finance. The first step towards India’s defense preparedness is to have a full-time defense minister.
again if they enter in our waters just bomb it with out warning.
China is digging it’s own grave
China is suffering from Obesity or overgrowth (Industrial overcapacity). The excess steel and cement is used to build ships, roads, rails and ghost cities in vulnerable nations. The survival of its economy depends on global investment on CPEC/OBOR. They cannot attract investment unless India also take an active role. …Currently India is no longer afraid of China. We know all the 36 stratagems formulated by the Chinese guru Sun Tzu
Chinese are testing their defence capabilities by using other countries as a bakra. They first picked on smaller countries like Phiillippines and Vietnam then Japan and Korea and now India as a sparring partner. We should not fall into the trap. They seem to be determined to begin WWIII.
PM Modi will have to sanction China and put an outright ban on imports, Indians are fed up of this chinese nonsense. Oppo, Vivo, Gionee, One plus must be banned, or BJP will be misconstrued as a weak government feeding off Chinese scrap.
Sarada P Samantaray
India should stand strong both in Sikkim and IOR
Fault is ours, people of India have no unity this is the reason we get attacked. Always criticised Modi, he is better than the rest. Nehru is the reason for everything. History is again repeating, moguls and britishes ruled us becoz of no unity in us. Please change or lets suffer again..
Wasting fuel and nothing else.
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Indian ocean belongs to India, chinks go away
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