Expansionist China believes in illegally grabbing the land of neighboring countries. His plans fade in front of the Indian Army, so he keeps on building projects like villages and military cities in the border areas. Now China is eyeing India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The armies of both the countries are already stationed on the front in eastern Ladakh. Even after the 13th round of talks, China is refusing to back down. Although experts believe that engaging in border disputes with India is China’s biggest mistake. Let’s know how…
The latest controversy started with the visit of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Arunachal Pradesh. China calls Arunachal Pradesh as Southern Tibet while it is part of India. Arunachal Pradesh is called Zangnan in China. China objected to Venkaiah Naidu’s Arunachal visit. China’s state media Global Times quoted Chinese Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian as saying, “China does not recognize the so-called Arunachal Pradesh illegally established by India and strongly opposes the recent visit of the Vice President of India.”
Biggest mistake to mess with India
Experts also gave their opinion on this tweet of Global Times. Michael Schuman, author of the book ‘SUPERPOWER INTERRUPTED: THE CHINESE HISTORY OF THE WORLD’, said Beijing’s spoiling of its ties with India could prove to be its biggest foreign policy failure. Foreign affairs expert James Crabtree concurred with Michael, saying, ‘I agree with that. It was unnecessary and relations could have been like before, at least in Modi’s first term.
He said the US has made many wrong strategic projections in recent years but it is difficult to see what China wants to achieve. China’s relations with any neighboring country are not stable. On the one hand, there is a strong and powerful country like India, on the other hand, Taiwan is also not ready to bow down or retreat. If China sends its fighter jets towards Taiwan, Taiwan also looks ready for war.
India gave a strong answer
India responds immediately to any action of China. India gave a strong reply to China after objecting to the visit of the Vice President. On behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, it was said that there is no reason to object to the visit of Indian leaders to any state in India. India’s defense expert Brahma Chelani said in a tweet that there was no response from the Indian side on Xi Jinping’s provocative visit to Tibet.
Jinping’s call for an overnight stay at a PLA base just 15 km from the Indian border and a call for war preparedness. There may have been no response from India and no wonder it has prompted China to oppose the Vice President’s visit to Arunachal.
Arunachal an integral part of India
Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and integral part of India. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Tibet in July this year for the first time since becoming General Secretary of the Communist Party of China in 2013. During this, Jinping also visited famous Buddhist monasteries like Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street and Potala Palace in the capital Lhasa. China is also going to build airports in three new areas of Tibet, namely Lunze County, Tingri County and Burang County.
China is going to start the airport being built in these areas by the end of 2025. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said there was no reason for Indian leaders to object to the visit to any state in India. Bagchi said, “We have seen the remarks of the Chinese official spokesman today. We reject such statements.