Brig Subash Kapila was my instructor in the DSSC. China keeps escalating her defence budget annually and claims that it is for peaceful rise and if India buys armament for legitimate defence needs it sends shivers around China and its media goes ballistics! Under no circumstances China is a nation that believes in peaceful coexistence. She is perpetually furthering her hegemonic dreams and continuously keeps the borders around her 'active' trotting historical imaginations to 'justify' her aims. Totally poppycoc.k is her claims as is being repeatedly proved. Starting with the occupation of Tibet and starting wars as with India and Vietnam, she is pursuing an armed confrontationist approach in the South China Seas, Unfortunately for China, in the SCS, the US has ensured that China slinks back into her shell! There is no doubt that India should be wary of China and her propensity to befool with pious platitudes and homilies. The US has tried to befriend China and even assisted her in her quest for military and technological prowess. It has boomeranged as the US now realises. China is a double faced chameleon and of that there is no doubt. India should never forget how that silly 'Bandug Spirit' and Panchsheel proved to be India's Waterloo in 1962. We cannot take another chance. Once bitten, twice shy is a very good adage that one should always remember. Notwithstanding the Defence Minister's assertions, China continues to be a threat and China's unending militarisation is indeed fraught with danger for India as also for the Asia Pacific Rim nations. The Indian Govt should quit being Nehru and embrace the world with love to finally be let down. India should be wake up to the reality and take measures to ensure that China does not entrap us once again with false piety and fraudulent mish mash of peace and such insincere claptrap!