Claim on Arunachal is a pawn for domination in I -ocean

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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Claim on Arunachal is a pawn for domination in I -ocean
    China's push for arunachal is a step closer to forging a land path toward the bay of bengal from which they hope to dominate in the indian ocean.


    POlitical Will to use N wepon

    With China using a step by step approach to encroach upon I territory before makeing a quick push , my question is at what point will N weapons actuially be used on them and will the politivcal leadership be willng to communicate that to beijing ? otherwise all the stockpiling in the wont be of use if the guts to use them is not apparent.
     
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    It is not strong enough to carry this out smoothly either by persuasion of by brute force - note all those confused noises about SDRs as a new global holding currency, more say in IMF and then the ridiculous self-goal of denying the ADB loan for India citing Arunachal.
    Interesting but troubling times ahead. As things worsen the PLA will turn its eyes to what it perceives as a soft target - Arunachal Pradesh.

    Hopefully, Indian leaders will wakeup from there frequent naps and start the deployment of highly trained battletested troops in entire North East. They should speed up the process of the project development so that the country can claim its first user right over the waters in terms of the MoU entered into between India and China.:d_training:
     
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    China's military launched war games Tuesday aimed at deploying forces at long distances, reflecting moves to ensure security in the restive western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

    By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

    Associated Press Writer
    BEIJING —

    China's military launched war games Tuesday aimed at deploying forces at long distances, reflecting moves to ensure security in the restive western regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

    The exercises will send 50,000 armored troops - the People's Liberation Army's "largest-ever tactical military exercise" - to unfamiliar areas far from their bases for two months of live-fire drills, state media reported.

    The exercises involve four brigades from the major military regions of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou, which all will be deployed at least 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) from their bases, the reports said.

    Such deployments would be needed to reinforce units in Tibet and Xinjiang, where security forces have battled renewed ethnic conflict and anti-government violence over the past two years.

    China also continues to claim territory along its remote border with India over which the two fought a short but bloody border war more than 45 years ago. Its navy, meanwhile, has grown increasingly assertive in defending territorial claims in the South China Sea.

    "In the unprecedented exercise, one of the PLA's major objectives will be to improve its capacity of long-range projection," the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said the war games constituted the army's "largest-ever tactical military exercise," although numbers of troops involved were relatively small................
     
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    China more powerful but no need to worry: Defence experts

    New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Even as Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta raised eyebrows with his comments that India cannot match China in military capability, former armed forces chiefs and defence analysts say that while Beijing was certainly more powerful, one need not be “overly concerned”.

    “China is more powerful nation but it is not that our capability is what it used to be earlier. We are much more capable now. It is difficult to match force by force,” former Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, told IANS.

    The same opinion was echoed by former Indian Army chief, General V.P. Malik, who led the army during the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.

    “There is a sealing now on the scale of conflict between the two countries as both are nuclear armed nations. So the maximum we would see in terms would be a threshold of a full-fledged war. But there is nothing alarming,” Malik added.

    “What the navy chief has projected is that our military asymmetry to China is similar to our asymmetry vis-a-vis our economies. Instead of matching China force by force we should harness technology more innovatively. It is not alarmist at all but a prudent suggestion that money allocated is spent and spent wisely,” National Maritime Foundation director Commodore (retd.) C. Uday Bhaskar said.

    Terming China one of India’s primary challenges, Mehta said at a lecture Monday that “it would be foolhardy to compare India and China as equals”.

    “Whether in terms of GDP, defence spending or any other economic, social or development parameter, the gap between the two is just too wide to bridge (and getting wider by the day). In military terms, both conventional and non-conventional, we neither have the capability nor the intention to match China, force for force,” Mehta told an elite audience at the India Habitat Centre.

    Earlier IAF chief Major, who retired May 31, had said that China was a bigger challenge for India as little was known about its capability.

    “What I meant was while it is easy to gauge the intentions of other countries, it is slightly difficult with China because it is a closed society. Moreover quantity does not matter but capability does. We need not be that overly concerned with China. We do not have to put them on such a high pedestal,” Major added.

    The Chinese armed forces overrun the Indian armed forces in sheer numbers. While India has a 1.3 million strong army, China’s is around 2 million.

    However, the Chinese air force and navy have been lagging behind in terms of quality platforms and vessels. However, China has increased its defence spending exorbitantly to achieve rapid modernisation of its two forces and lately has flexing muscles to spread its influence in the South Asian and Indian Ocean Regions.

    The Chinese air force is at a nascent stage but the infrastructure that it is coming up with in north-eastern region is cause for concern, say Indian military experts.

    Caught unawares, the Indian Air Force has also started work to revive its advanced landing grounds and upgrade its existing runways in the north-eastern states and Ladakh region bordering China.

    India recently deployed its frontline fighter jets Sukhoi-30 MKI in Tezpur in Assam. Though a symbolic induction has been done, a squadron strength has not been completed yet, according to defence ministry sources.

    The Chinese navy, which is currently termed as a ‘brown water’ navy with limited reach and endurance, does not operate a single aircraft carrier. The Indian Navy, which operates one aircraft carrier, is already constructing indigenous aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine, compelling China to increase the pace of its efforts to get an aircraft carrier soon.

    China more powerful but no need to worry: Defence experts | Sindh Today - Online News
     
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    Time our corrupt Babus started showing an urgency in accelerating weapon deals/weapons procurement.
     
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    The launch of arihant has already stunned them. Wait till A-3Sl comes online. They will be frothing like rabid panda's.
     

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