No one can give warning to India, Rajnath Singh says

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  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    No one can give warning to India, Rajnath Singh says

    NEW DELHI: No one can give a warning to India, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, a day after China objected to India building road along the border.

    "No one can give a warning to India. India is a powerful nation now," the home minister said on the sidelines of the 30th Raising Day ceremony of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Manesar, on the outskirts Delhi.

    "As far as China is concerned, both countries should sit together and discuss the issues," he said.

    China on Wednesday said India should not take any action that may complicate the situation in disputed border areas.

    The remarks come in the wake of comments made on Tuesday by India's minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju that there were plans to construct a 2,000-km-long road along the international border between Mago-Thingbu in Tawang district and Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

    India's concerns arise out of extensive road, rail air network developed by China in Tibet which could play pivotal in moving the troops and equipment at a greater speed in the rugged Himalayan region.

    Besides extensive highways, China's rail network came close to Sikkim border and Beijing has announced plans to build a new rail network up to Nyingchi which is close to the border of Arunachal Pradesh.

    China has build about five airports in the Tibet region. Beijing asserts that the infrastructure development is part of efforts to develop remote parts of Tibet.

    China claims Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Southern Tibet and disputes McMohan line.

    Chinese position is that the border dispute is confined to 2,000km mostly on Arunachal Pradesh where as India asserts that the dispute covered the western side of the border spanning to about 4,000 km.

    The two countries have held 17 rounds of special representative talks so far to resolve the boundary dispute.

    The issue also figured during last month's talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to India.

    The two leaders agreed to make efforts to resolve the border dispute at the earliest.

    (With inputs from PTI)

    No one can give warning to India, Rajnath Singh says - The Times of India

    Well said :thumb:
  3. johnnyboy

    johnnyboy Regular Member

    Mar 21, 2012
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    I don't understand the reason for including that defense power comparison in the article... Author seems to have taken great pleasure in highlighting things like India only has limited N-arsenal, and doesn't have ICBM or SLBM (highlighted in bold)... and just look at that submarine comparison saying India doesn't have strategic missiles and made up of aging conventional fleet.
  4. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

    Mar 10, 2009
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    It would be better to avoid such bluster, keep calm, and continue building roads and broad gauge railways in the border regions. The condition of roads in Assam, and in Ladakh, are worse than what PRC has done in Tibet. We need to lose this habit of talking too much.
  5. sgarg

    sgarg Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2014
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    If you read the article, the author has added a lot of stuff that the minister did not say.

    Times of India is a classical example of bad reporting. These people thrive on it.

    The minister said what is logical. The minister said that India is free to build infrastructure in the land that it controls. India should not stop its work under threat.

    India is a continental power with a good amount of land that has quite different geographical features. India does not need submarines for an attack on another country. These are conclusions of foolish people who do not understand military matters.

    India has missiles and the capability to effectively deploy missiles that can target places in China. However India does not believe in threatening other countries. India believes in building good and harmonious relations. So it is adequate to tell China firmly to mind its own matters.
  6. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    In today's world the Biblical pious declamation that the Meek Shall Inherit the World is not axiomatic for it just does not work.

    It is prudent to ensure that one is told where to back off. Rajnath Singh seems to be conveying the same.

    It is childish of the Chinese to feel that they can dictate terms. It may have worked in earlier times, but Indians have become more robust in their confidence and are no push overs or meek any more.

    It maybe wise to show prudence and tone down without losing the intent to tell others to back off, but sometimes plain talk gives the right message.
    hit&run likes this.

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