India: Sino-India defence exchanges still on hold

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  1. RAM

    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    Despite China’s pretence otherwise, India has made it clear that bilateral defence exchanges will continue to remain suspended so long as Beijing does not respect New Delhi’s sensitivities on issues like Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, reported the PTI news service Oct 15. It was suggested that the relationship could be developed further if China adopts the right position on these issues. India put on hold in Jul’10 all defence exchanges with China after an Indian army general was refused visa on the ground that he was in control of what it called the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir.

    The report cited India’s External Affairs Minister, Mr SM Krishna, as hoping Beijing would revert to its earlier position of maintaining "neutrality" on the affairs related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In connection he also hoped China would stop its practice of issuing visa stapled to the passport, rather than on the passport itself, of applicants from the state.

    "We expect China to be sensitive to our core concerns. That is how relationships are built, relations are nurtured. So we are asking China to respect our sensitivities like on Arunachal Pradesh and other issues," he was quoted as saying during an interaction with a group of journalists in New Delhi.

    Mr Krishna was also cited as saying China’s assertiveness in the region recently would be one of the issues discussed between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India in November.

    http://www.tibetanreview.net/news.php?cat=10&&id=7464
     
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    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    FLIP side to the above ARTICLE is ....

    China strategist bar lifts- Maverick academic invited to Delhi defence event

    New Delhi, Oct. 19: India has quietly lifted a bar on visits by Chinese defence officials and strategists that it had imposed since July after Beijing refused a visa to northern army commander Lt Gen. B.S. Jaswal.Shen Dingli, a professor and a top strategist who advocates that China should set up military bases in Pakistan — a worrisome scenario for India’s defence planners — is scheduled to give a lecture during the two-day golden jubilee celebrations of the National Defence College (NDC) here from tomorrow.

    The NDC is India’s top military institution that runs year-long courses for policy makers (of brigadier and equivalent rank) from the armed forces and the civil services and counts among its alumni such rulers as the king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, and Gen. H.M. Ershad, the former President of Bangladesh.After Beijing refused a visa to Lt Gen. Jaswal, India also kept in abeyance the proposal to induct two Chinese military officers in the latest course of the NDC.​

    The golden jubilee celebrations at the brand new Sam Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment will be opened by President Pratibha Patil and will be concluded by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday.A physicist by training, Shen Dingli is professor and executive vice-dean of the Institute of International Affairs at Fudan University, Shanghai, and director of its Centre for American Studies.​


    “To my knowledge he is also a (Chinese Communist) party member,” says Shrikant Kondapalli, professor of Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University who says he has interacted with Shen for close to 20 years.​


    Kondapalli said Shen was a bit of a maverick. The Chinese military “detests” him because he is “too bold in expressing his views”. He has said at several conferences, even inside China, that China has supplied nuclear and ballistic missile technology to Pakistan. Officially, Beijing denies such a role.​
    This means, Shen has obliquely said that China has proliferated. Ironically, in the NDC golden jubilee seminar on “the role of force in strategic affairs”, Shen will be speaking on nuclear deterrence in the Chinese context in the session “Nuclear deterrence today”.​

    Then, in January this year, on the official Chinese government portal, Shen again went against the official line from Beijing and advocated that China should set up military bases overseas just like the Americans, the British and the French have done.The article raised immediate concerns in the strategic establishment in New Delhi. China is deeply committed to developing the Gwadar Port near Karachi in Pakistan. Gwadar sits on the Straits of Hormuz, the waterway through which much of India’s oil supplies from the Gulf comes.​


    China needs “to enhance the power in safeguarding our overseas interests. And the power should be comprehensive enough to demonstrate our political, economic and military forces. As for the military aspect, we should be able to conduct the retaliatory attack within the country or at the neighbouring area of our potential enemies. We should also be able to put pressure on the potential enemies’ overseas interests”, Shen argued in a paper titled “Don’t shun the idea of setting up overseas military bases”.​


    Shen does not represent —nor does he claim to represent — the Chinese government. But his views are heard for the Chinese perspective to be interpreted in international fora often because independent academic voices from China on military and strategic issues are rare.​
    More than 60 foreign alumni from 20 countries are visiting the NDC for the celebrations. Among them are Bhutan’s king, who is the chief guest, Ershad, the chiefs of the Sri Lankan army, navy and air force, the Nepalese army chief, and the chiefs of the Indonesian and Nigerian air forces.

    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1101020/jsp/frontpage/story_13077856.jsp
     
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    This clearly shows that present government is only taking artificial measures against China and that too is mainly to Fool Indian public . I wonder if most of ministers are afraid of their personal lives .
     
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    The present political establishment is a junk of cowards who are afraid of CHINA. They just tried to brush away the intrusions which were made by the Chinese. They don't have the guts to protest. We the people of INDIA are being made BAKRAS. If you see the history of the leaders of the CONGRESS government, we can see that there are not more than one leader who has the capability to give the correct answer and also in much bold way to the enemy. During the 1962 war when the Chinese came deep into INDIAN territory, our honourable Prime Minister Mr. NEHRU told to the people of INDIA that the Chinese were not allowed to come into our land and we made good damage to the chinese army and there is nothing to worry. This is what we are hearing once again after 38 years. The only leader of the CONGRESS who is the most ferocious when it comes to answering the enemies is "INDRA GANDHI". She is the all-time-great Prime Minister of INDIA. No one except Atal Bihari Vajpee is a match to her in anyway.

    If you see our history after our independence from the british rule, only two of our leaders were committed for the welfare and security of INDIA and the people of INDIA. So, we can't expect more from the present political establishment.
     

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