I wish India shows some spine while dealing with China: Omar Abdullah

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  1. Galaxy

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    I wish India shows some spine while dealing with China: Omar Abdullah

    Dec 4, 2011

    MUMBAI: Expressing concern over China's involvement in the Kashmir region, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said India should show "some spine" while dealing with that country.

    "I wish India shows some spine while dealing with China," he said.

    "At a recent event, the government stood up and said that they will not postpone Dalai Lama's function in Delhi just because the Chinese were coming there to hold border talks. I wish this is a position we take more often.

    "China seems to have no problem in calling Kashmir a disputed region. But we are expected to follow a 'One China' policy and not call into question Taiwan's status, or not call into question Tibet's status," Omar observed here on Saturday night while speaking at 'Express Adda', the event which is part of a series of conversations with newsmakers, hosted by the Indian Express Group.

    "Why is it that China wants us to follow 'One China' policy for them but it won't follow a 'One India' policy for India," he asked.

    "Why should they call into question Arunachal Pradesh's status? Why should they call into question parts of Jammu and Kashmir. They are illegal occupants of parts of my state. They need to accept that," he stated.


    "I think that for far too long we have been apologetic, both in terms of our relationship with Pakistan and also China which we don't need to be. I think we should deal with China on an equal footing. If they call into question parts of our sovereignty, we have every right to call into question parts of their sovereignty," he asserted.

    His statement was greeted with thunderous applause from the gathering.

    Omar also spoke of the return of peace to the Valley, doubling of the number of tourists, problems in areas like power and infrastructure.

    To a query, he said his government was willing to render all possible help to make Kashmir a favoured destination for Bollywood once again.

    I wish India shows some spine while dealing with China: Omar Abdullah - The Times of India
     
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    He surely took it out of our mouths.
     
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    Although he is an opportunist but his words in the above news were quite encouraging.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Dodos in south block have started to something regarding our foreign policy, i'll give them that but it is still not enough.

    Atleast they have woken up.
     
  6. SADAKHUSH

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    Is he eyeing for the post of PM? I thought it was meant for Gandhi parivar raj? Where is rahul puttar? Let us find out if he is following our DFI discussion on "What would you do If elected as PM of India? I give him credit for speaking his mind while other spineless Dodos have nothing to say other than cricket diplomacy. I say if any of the violators of borders do it once we should do it ten times more.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    And pray tell me what are they doing?Other than few visits and building up foreign policies, there is something called aggressive diplomacy at which they are epic fail.

    Like a coin is a coin only when it has 2 sides, foreign affairs also have 2 sides to be called foreign affairs. If both sides are not done, then it simply is not foreign policy.

    I appreciate their building ties and all but they have to play hard ball as well and be tough by mixing foreign and military affairs and take a hard stand.
     
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    Thats what I said recently. We over do our soft power act and then wonder why things don't work out.
     
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    He has a hotline with Rahul G, says much!
     

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