reply to post by SajeevJino
I started to make a new thread simply because it really does look like things are heating up....acording to the yahoo article...
Indian officials fear that if they react with force, the face-off could escalate into a battle with the powerful People's Liberation Army. But doing
nothing would leave a Chinese outpost deep in territory India has ruled since independence.
"If they have come 19 kilometers into India, it is not a minor LAC violation. It is a deliberate military operation. And even as India protests, more
tents have come up," said Sujit Dutta, a China specialist at the Jamia Milia Islamia university in New Delhi.
"Clearly, the Chinese are testing India to see how far they can go," he said.
That is not China's stated view.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that Chinese troops had been carrying out normal patrols and had not crossed the
"China is firmly opposed to any acts that involve crossing the Line of Actual Control and sabotaging the status quo," she said at a daily briefing in
Beijing as she was repeatedly questioned about the dispute.
Hua said talks to defuse the dispute were ongoing and that it should not affect relations. "As we pointed out many times, the China-India border issue
is one which was left over from the past. The two sides reached important consensus that this issue should not affect the overall bilateral
relations," Hua said. END QUOTE:
From what I have read India has a weak government already with deep mistrust and divisions between the military hawks and their elected
officials...Hopefully the billions in trade between these two giants will make both think before a bigger trigger event is reached. Either way the
border incursion and double speak certainly got India's attention....This may get the Indian government off it's butt for modernization of their
military; if they can find the money or get the loans..
P.S. I can not get either the A.P. article or Yahoo link to display correctly?
edit on 2-5-2013 by 727Sky because: links