China’s astronomical observatory plan in Aksai Chin raises brows

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    BEIJING: China is pushing Japan and South Korea to establish an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin, a remote part of Jammu & Kashmir that Beijing occupied after the 1962 war and had Islamabad cede parts of the region to it a year later. The move will raise eyebrows in the Indian security establishment.

    A Chinese scientist on Sunday said East Asia Core Observatories Association (EACOA) - with China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan as its members - has identified a site in Aksai Chin for the observatory.

    Yao told Xinhua news agency the association had surveyed sites in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Pamirs Plateau in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, but the observatory is likely to be set up in "Tibet'' this year.

    The association's website shows one of its proposed sites in Aksai Chin in Tibet . Ali in Tibet's Ngari Prefecture that falls within Aksai Chin is the proposed site for the observatory.

    "EACOA directors reached a consensus that a review and evaluation meeting are urgently needed among regional excepts, aiming to update EACOA on relevant site survey progress, particularly focus on the sitetesting metrology, instrumentations, procedures and data analysis performed on the candidate site at Ali (Aksai Chin) Tibet," the association said.

    The move comes as Beijing has been asking India to pull out of oil exploration from the disputed areas of the South China Sea off the Vietnamese coast. Experts see the Chinese proposal for the observatory as an attempt to complicate the Aksai Chin dispute by drawing in Japan and South Korea

    What is GOI doing:frusty:
     
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  3. arya

    arya Senior Member Senior Member

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    haa haa they will make an excuse to start a fight

    maho told them teach a lesson to India(1962 )which will India remember at least 30 years and 30 years are over
     
  4. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    well we had lost that part n never showed any guts to take it back but now must use back-door Diplomacy with japan n south korea to become part of such stupid things
     
  5. JAYRAM

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    China invites Japan, South Korea to build observatory in disputed Aksai Chin

    Saibal Dasgupta, TNN | Apr 15, 2012, 09.27PM IST

    BEIJING: China is pushing Japan and South Korea to establish an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin, a remote part of Jammu & Kashmir that Beijing occupied after the 1962 war and had Islamabad cede parts of the region to it a year later.

    A Chinese scientist on Sunday said the East Asia Core Observatories Association -- with China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan as it members - has recommended the site for the observatory. Yao told the official Xinhua news agency that the association had also surveyed sites in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Pamirs Plateau in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, but the new observatory is likely to be established in Tibet (Aksai Chin) this year.

    The association's website shows one of its proposed sites in Aksai Chin (Shiquanhe in Chinese) in Tibet.

    "EACOA directors reached a consensus that a review and evaluation meeting are urgently needed among regional excepts, aiming to update EACOA on relevant site survey progress, particularly focus on the site-testing metrology, instrumentations, procedures and data analysis performed on the candidate site at Ali (Aksai Chin) Tibet," it said about a recent meeting.

    Ali in Tibet's Ngari Prefecture falls within Aksai Chin, which India claims to be its own territory.

    The move comes as Beijing has been asking India to pull out of oil exploration from the disputed areas of the South China Sea off the Vietnamese coast. Both China and Vietnam claim the South China Sea.

    China feels that the presence of India and Russia, which recently entered the area, will further complicate the territorial dispute. Experts see the Chinese proposal for the observatory as an attempt to complicate the Aksai Chin dispute by drawing in Japan and South Korea, who are members of the Japan-based EACOA.

    The observatory will carry out research on planetary science, star formation, gamma-ray bursts and other astronomical projects. It will conduct around-the-clock observations of certain celestial bodies.

    The move, if successful, will legitimize Beijing's claim over the disputed area and make it difficult for New Delhi to establish its rights over it.


    China invites Japan, South Korea to build observatory in disputed Aksai Chin - The Times of India


    Nice comments running on TOI....:laugh:
     
  6. JAYRAM

    JAYRAM 2 STRIKE CORPS Senior Member

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    MoD, Army Chief downplay China’s Aksai Chin move

    Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 16:11

    Zeenews Bureau

    New Delhi: Hours after reports claimed that China is attempting to establish an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin - a remote part of J&K that Beijing occupied after the 1962 war, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday downplayed any threat emanating from the move to the nation’s security.

    “We are aware of China’s defence spending and modernisation plan and its latest move in the Aksai Chin region. It poses no significant threat to the country,” a statement released by the MoD said.

    Meanwhile, Army Chief Gen VK Singh also sought to play down reports that Beijing has dared India again by trying to legitimise its control over Aksai Chin in Ladakh.

    Speaking to reporters, Gen Singh said, “Aksai Chin is at a considerable distance from the Siachin Glacier region so there is absolutely no threat to the country’s borders.”

    The reaction from the MoD and the Army Chief came in the wake of reports that China is pushing Japan and South Korea to establish an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin.

    Defence analysts see the Chinese proposal for the observatory as an attempt to complicate the Aksai Chin dispute by drawing in Japan and South Korea.

    Aksai Chin is a remote part of Jammu & Kashmir that Beijing occupied after the 1962 war. Pakistan ceded parts of the region to China a year later.

    The East Asia Core Observatories Association (EACOA) with China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan as its members has identified Aksai Chin for the observatory after surveying several areas in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Pamirs Plateau in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

    A remote area in Tibet can also be chosen as the location for the new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapour" but "high transparency" ideal for observation activities.

    The planned observatory will enable scientists from China, Japan and South Korea to build large-scale telescopes and carry out joint research programmes, said Yao Yongqiang, chief researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    A possible location for the new observatory will be in the mountains of Tibet's Ngari prefecture, at an altitude of over 5,000 metres.

    As per reports, the astronomical telescopes will be installed at the Ngari observatory this year to carry out research on planetary science, star formation and gamma-ray bursts.


    The Qinghai-Tibet plateau has long been a popular location for stargazers. The 13th king of ancient Tibet's Yuyuhun kingdom, who reigned from 481 to 490 AD, built an observatory in the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan prefecture in Qinghai province.

    A cosmic ray observatory has also been built in Yangbajing in Damxung county, about 90 km from Lhasa.



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    2 days ago....

    Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet

    Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 14:21

    Beijing: A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ideal for observation activities.

    The planned observatory will enable scientists from China, Japan and South Korea to build large-scale telescopes and carry out joint research programmes, said Yao Yongqiang, chief researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    A possible location for the new observatory will be in the mountains of Tibet's Ngari prefecture, at an altitude of over 5,000 metres, Yao told Xinhua news agency.

    It was recommended by the East Asia Core Observatories Association (EACOA), comprising astronomers from China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

    The astronomers made the recommendation after two years of joint survey with the National Astronomical Observatories on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and the Pamirs plateau in Xinjiang Uygur region.

    Yao said astronomical telescopes will be installed at the Ngari observatory this year to carry out research on planetary science, star formation and gamma-ray bursts.

    The Qinghai-Tibet plateau has long been a popular location for stargazers. The 13th king of ancient Tibet's Yuyuhun kingdom, who reigned from 481 to 490 A.D., built an observatory in the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan prefecture in Qinghai province.

    A cosmic ray observatory has also been built in Yangbajing in Damxung county, about 90 km from Lhasa.


    Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet


    which news to believe..?....
     
  8. JAYRAM

    JAYRAM 2 STRIKE CORPS Senior Member

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    Ngari Prefecture is on Indian border near Demchok.... Our troops are in Demchok for long.....
     
  9. Mr.Ryu

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    It's High time first GoI accept We Have Problem with china simply hiding behind technicalities and denying, dont help we must be much bolder in our stands.

    May be we take a step further and play active role in Tibet politics i bet Chinese politicians cant match our political mind's :p
     
  10. no smoking

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    And india's military and economic muscle can't match your political mind's either.
     
  11. cir

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    Then China can start supporting all the separatist movements in India。:rofl:
     

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