By cornering resources on land and in the sea. Resources, territories that never belonged to China.
Wow.... how British of them...
No, nothing in common with China. In Europe there is an European identity that stretches all the way upto North America. An identity based on race, colour, religion. In Africa there is a similar African identity, albeit not as robust as Europe. But, there is no Asian identity. You are Japanese, Fillipino, Vietnamese, Indian, Indonesian etc. Indians and Chinese differ vastly from one another. Customs, race, rituals, rule of law, everything.
Two rapidly developing countries (mainly because of technology and communication more than anything), with huge populations that are neither fully aligned with the west or the Russians... literally the first and second world, which makes them both third world in that situation but their population and literal human power means the are not going to stay that way... you can't say India can't be friends with China because they are not the same race because the alternatives of Russia or US/west are different races for both countries too... there is no pure racial choice available for anyone... and I see that as a good thing to be honest.
Agreed. India should address those limitations but why should India not stand up against a regional bully like China. Back in the late 70s, Vietnam was in two minds as to whether they should fight against the invading Chinese. Eventually they did and China lost, badly.
Vietnam seems rather good at winning, but you need to pick your fights and even when you win you can lose. Vietnam was hardened by decades of war and was highly skilled. The Chinese were an exercise and parade force... it was all front line units and no logistics... it had not fought a war for a while and that showed.
Do you think they didn't notice they lost to Vietnam?
Do you think they haven't analysed exactly what happened and why and done something about it?
US is not supporting India in its fight against China.
It is offering all sorts of cooperation agreements and to sell all sorts of stuff to India, but it doesn't want a war... it hates war...
India never entered any bloc since independence. Instead chose to remain Non Aligned.
Non aligned with Australia and the US against China...
The proliferation of US backed think tanks, politicians, bureaucrats, media in India means India is buying a whole lot of military hardware and other products/services from the US.
To increase tensions and pressure on China...
It is also happening in Europe against Russia don't you know... America is much much safer with troops in Poland... it has nothing to do with Russia right?
But India trades a lot more with China, than it does with the US. The balance of trade is completely in China's favor. China enjoys a US$60 billion trade surplus with India.
You do understand that trade deficits don't matter and that Trump is a bloody idiot.
When an Indian trader buys enormous amounts of Chinese crap and imports it into India and then sells it at the local market for five times what he paid for it most of the money just circulates in India.
Yet it tries to establish its hegemony over India and across Asia. There is a realization within the Indian intellectual class that if war breaks out with China, no country will come to help India, neither US nor Russia nor anybody else.
Well it would probably come down to what is happening... and who started it and why... but I suspect rather than help you kill Chinese people, the Russians would be more interested in getting you to stop killing Chinese people and to get Chinese people to stop killing you and sort it out with talk instead of with violence.
Finding out which side it more brutal and nasty solves nothing.
After the end of WW 2, Soviet Union had to fight back against China because China tried to take over Russian territory by force on several occasions. The USSR-PRC border tensions of the late 1960s is a decent enough template for examining the India-China border tensions of today. Due to these clashes the USSR developed the Myasischev M-25, sonic boom generating aircraft designed to kill troops on the ground with over-pressure. I am also well aware of MBRL love delivered to the PLA at Damansky.
India will have to treat China, the way the Soviet Union did.
Or you could learn from the stupidity of that era and talk like grown ups and sort it out without murdering anyone.
The same can probably be said about US people. That the US may stab you in the back...but US people won't.
Yeah, but there are a couple of Americans I know who might stab me in the back if I let them...
When China comes to expel and take over your territory reminding them of history and geography won't help.
The only territory they have taken and claimed was unpopulated AFAIK. If they want to seize this country then they will have a fight on their hands.
It is also that part of the country that wants session from India. Thousands of Indians from other parts of India living in the North East for generations have been brutally massacred by these North Eastern tribals since 1947.
Well are you going to brutally quell the unrest or give them what they want?
A western democratic country would say it is an internal matter and put all the leaders in jail and start the reeducation programmes in the concentration camps that they wont call concentration camps but they will be.