Home » DOKLAM STAND-OFF : DRAGON LIES TO THE WORLD
23 Aug 2017/Wednesday
On August 1, Xi Jinping, presided over a grand function to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, PLA, being the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. From the rostrum he reaffirmed that, The Chinese people love peace. “We will never seek aggression or expansion, but we have the confidence to defeat all invasions.” We will never allow any people, organization or political party to split any part of Chinese territory from the country at any time, in any form. He also urged PLA to focus their thoughts and work towards combat to make PLA move forward and transform into an elite and powerful force to ensure win. This might be directed towards India as the standoff continues on the ridge near the tri-junction of Tibet-Bhutan and Sikkim.
On 22nd July, a book published by an American author Ben Keiler, titled “Spying against India” (Chinese Military Intelligence from 1962 to 2012) Volume 1 reveals important details which are in total contrast to the contentions made by the Chinese in the ongoing Doklam standoff. Few excerpts from the book are given as under: –
The above details and supporting maps given out in the book clearly bring out the fact that the Chinese were always aware of the Bhutanese and Indian army presence in Doklam area. Therefore, the present logjam smells of a more complicated game, mainly China’s insecurities related to the recent US-India defence pacts and other eco-partnerships. Hence, this appears to be a far cry from China , trying to draw India’s attention towards itself.