Next Asian crisis arrives: Chinese soldiers make military incursion into India- India considers response

 
May 2, 2013INDIA - A platoon of Chinese soldiers slipped across the boundary into India in the middle of the night, according to Indian officials. They were ferried across the bitterly cold moonscape in Chinese army vehicles, then got out to traverse a dry creek bed with a helicopter hovering overhead for protection. They finally reached their destination and pitched a tent in the barren Depsang Valley in the Ladakh region, a symbolic claim of sovereignty deep inside Indian-held territory. So stealthy was the operation that India did not discover the incursion until a day later, Indian officials said. China denies any incursion, but Indian officials say that for two weeks, the soldiers have refused to move back over the so-called Line of Actual Control that divides Indian-ruled territory from Chinese-run land, leaving the government on the verge of a crisis with its powerful northeastern neighbor. Indian officials fear that if they react with force, the face-off could escalate into a battle with the powerful People’s Liberation Army. But doing nothing would leave a Chinese outpost deep in territory India has ruled since independence. “If they have come 19 kilometers into India, it is not a minor LAC violation. It is a deliberate military operation. And even as India protests, more tents have come up,” said Sujit Dutta, a China specialist at the Jamia Milia Islamia university in New Delhi. “Clearly, the Chinese are testing India to see how far they can go,” he said. That is not China’s stated view. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday that Chinese troops had been carrying out normal patrols and had not crossed the boundary. “China is firmly opposed to any acts that involve crossing the Line of Actual Control and sabotaging the status quo,” she said at a daily briefing in Beijing as she was repeatedly questioned about the dispute. Hua said talks to defuse the dispute were ongoing and that it should not affect relations. “As we pointed out many times, the China-India border issue is one which was left over from the past. The two sides reached important consensus that this issue should not affect the overall bilateral relations,” Hua said. Local army commanders from both sides have held three meetings over the crisis, according to Indian officials. India’s foreign secretary called in the Chinese ambassador to register a strong protest. Yet the troops did not move, and even pitched a second tent, Indian officials said. The timing of the crisis, weeks before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit India, has surprised many here. The Chinese leader’s decision to make India his first trip abroad since taking office two months ago had been seen as an important gesture toward strengthening ties between rival powers that have longstanding border disputes but also growing trade relations. Manoj Joshi, a defense analyst at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation, said the timing of the incursion raises questions about “whether there is infighting within the Chinese leadership, or whether someone is trying to upstage Li.” Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that while he had no plans to cancel a trip to Beijing next week to prepare for Li’s visit, the government could reconsider in the coming week. Indian politicians accused the scandal-plagued government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of floundering in fear before China. “China realizes that India has a weak government, and a prime minister who is powerless,” said Yashwant Sinha, a former foreign minister from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. He demanded a stronger response. “A bully will back off the moment it realizes that it’s dealing with a country which will not submit to its will,” Sinha said. Former Defense Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav called the government “cowardly and incompetent.” He warned that China was trying to annex more territory to add to the spoils it took following its victory over India in a brief 1962 border war. Defense Minister A.K. Antony countered that India is “united in its commitment to take every possible step to safeguard our interests.” –Yahoo News
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12 Responses to Next Asian crisis arrives: Chinese soldiers make military incursion into India- India considers response

  1. Irene C says:

    I give up. Someone, somewhere is determined to start a war. I think I’m going to sit on my front porch swing with a nice, cool drink, and watch one of these time-bombs go off; either in the Middle East or the Far East. I will also be praying for God to have mercy on us all. Maranatha

  2. chuck says:

    I hope that India stands it’s ground and i hope that the US would back India.They have been good friends to us in the past.Love their culture and they are so polite.

  3. Dennis E. says:

    Interesting…………it seems that the chinese are getting ready to make significant well planned military
    moves on several fronts…..

    A King of the East to flex its military muscle?

  4. Joseph t Repas says:

    So the big business people of the world not only stole jobs from the United States but used the funds to feed a beast and it is about to come back a hundred fold…What are the other countries going to do? Put sanctions on China? They need China just to survive. The beast has now been unleashed and just like in WWII when Hitler stretched the Nazi German borders the world is scared that it might become a powder keg so they tried to appease him but his lust for more power and dominion was not satisfied…neither will China be satisfied.

  5. Puma says:

    China stole Tibet and now China is stealing more lands from India, isn’t it?

  6. Steven says:

    If this wasn’t so serious, the ridiculous Chinese denial of the existence of their troops on Indian territory would be comical. Kind of like they’re pulling an Obiwan Kenobi: “Our troops are not there…Move along…Move along…” And the longer the Indians allow them to stay, the more they will dig in, to the point that military force will have to be used – that will have dire consequences, to put it mildly…

  7. romalynn says:

    This world is a mess in so many ways. Sad

  8. Magenta says:

    Hi Alvin, I hope all is well. Do so enjoy reading the comments here and wondering where they went? Maybe no one has anything to say? Anyway, thanks for all the work you do here. Blessings to you Alvin.

  9. Do you know any other countries invading the world little by little… ;-)
    Best regards
    Martin Gustavsson
    Leader
    The Olive Green Party

  10. Thanh Doan says:

    LOL…that’s good. I like it and Chinese will take all the land from India and call it “United China”. LOL

  11. Mayela Mabel says:

    Well Chinese soldiers” had been spotted around Mexican cities, towns and even small villages from US borders to Guatemala’s borders, they’re scatter and very discreet…Government doesn’t talk about! Regular citizens had noticed it and they just wondering without answer…

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