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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Chinese Incursions into Indian Territory

While the world tends to focus on relations between India and Pakistan, it isn't widely appreciated that the Sino-Indian situation is of an equally high priority for India.

The Times of India reports that, in 2008,

'Chinese incursions into Indian territory peaked in 2008, with 270 "violations" being recorded in the western, middle and eastern sectors.'

Up at India's borders with her neighbours, where soldiers from opposing armies almost eyeball each other, there are frequent bouts of cross-border firing. I have visited these remote stations under military escort, they are often alpine and the air is rare.

'Agressive patrolling' is a euphamism for incursion. India says that there has been a spike in aggessive patrolling in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Times of India writes,

'Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, General JJ Singh, said on Saturday that two more army divisions will be deployed along the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh within a few years.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Chinese are in Sikkin and occupying Nathula illegally?