Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by arya, Aug 23, 2010.
i just saw the news and think what we India can do
I don't understand, what is the point of this thread?
point is to highlight cowardice.......
MPs worried over threat from China
Concern was voiced in Parliament today over the growing military threat from China in the wake of reports that it has moved longer range missiles close to Indian borders.
While a BJP member spoke in the Lok Sabha about Pentagon report on Chinese threat to India, a Congress member in the Rajya Sabha talked about the growing disparity in defence preparedness between the two countries.
Raman Deka (BJP) said during the Zero Hour that China has moved new advanced longer range CSS-5 missiles close to the borders with India.
Seeking a response from defence minister, he wanted better preparedness by India as there was not much infrastructure on the borders with China.
"We have not forgotten the 1962 war", he said adding there were no proper roads for the army to immediately move in case of any eventuality.
He said it was necessary for the government to take a "stringent view" of the Chinese moves and assure people that the country was safe.
In the Rajya Sabha, Ashwini Kumar (Congress) said India's defence preparedness against China was 1:5.
He said while the budget for China's defence is $150 billion, it was only $32 billion for India. While China has eight nuclear submarines, India has only one, he said.
"It is high time that rising India stops being apologetic about its need to increase its defence expenses," he said.
Kumar, who was supported by BJP members, said while India has to build good relationship with China, it did not mean that "we remain oblivious to the urgency of our defence preparedness...we must revisit our defence preparedness."
Any sources to verify this nonsense? Also almost every foreign analyst agrees that India's real defense budget is higher than its official figure of $32 billion, just as China's real figure is a lot higher than its official (but not as high as $150 billion).
He should have mentioned how many of those eight actually work.
Basically, he's just trying to gain support through unrealistic fearmongering. But I'm fine with that, as long as it convinces the Centre to take action
I hope at some point sensible Indians figure out that these alarmist pieces serve no constructive purpose (other than to show that Indian leaders are clueless for the most part and incapable of action). The reason China has markedly improved their presence along the border with India is because of the economic investments they have made along the region. India on the other hand has nothing, the north East to this day remains isolated, troubled and devoid of substantial economic progress.
As in 1962 when clueless Indian leaders were under the incorrect assumption that clambering heights of idealism and "morality" was more important than occupying strategic high ground in the field of battle, so do the leaders of today fail to read the situation. It is apparent that border conflicts of today revolve not just around military might but mostly upon developmental economics. Prosperity and a sense of belonging (Indian identity) mean a whole lot more than nuclear submarines when you live on the frontiers of the Himalayas. Perhaps the government should put this issue on the public forum and prioritize it.
India mulls deploying missiles near border in North-East
ndia is considering deploying its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in the North-East close to its border with China in an apparent attempt to enhance its military preparedness. The move comes close on the release of a report by Pentagon, which suggested that China has moved its new advanced
longer range CSS-5 missiles close to its border with India and developed contingency plans to shift airborne forces to the region at short notice.
The government is considering the deployment of the 2,000 km range Agni-II and 350 km range Prithvi III surface to surface ballistic missiles close to the Chinese border, Defence Ministry sources said today.
The sources said that additional land was being procured by the Army in North-West Bengal and adjoining states for deployment of these missiles.
In the recent months, India is focussed on upgrading its military infrastructure in the North-Eastern sector to counter any Chinese threat.
The measures taken by the government include the deployment of two squadrons of the Su-30 MKI fighter jets in Tezpur and Chhabua in Assam and raising of two mountain divisions for deployment in Arunachal Pradesh and adjoining areas.
The government also revised its old military doctrine of not developing roads along the border and is working on developing over 70 strategic roads on the Sino-Indian border.
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