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Hu Jintao to Visit India Today

Chinese President Hu Jintao is slated to start his first trip to India, today. Indian TV channels are reporting that Hu is likely to be greeted with demonstrations and demands for recalling Sun Yaxi for his comments on Arunachal Pradesh. There are also reports that the forward teams of China have raised the issue of border dispute in their discussions with the home ministry. This must be an attempt by China to demonstrate to its displeasure to India over the passing the Nuclear deal in the US Senate. China is reacting swiftly to this increasing coziness between US and India. This blurb from BBC indicates just this!
Beijing and Islamabad share close military ties and there are suggestions that President Hu will announce a major nuclear deal with Pakistan during his visit to that country, immediately after his India trip.
So, after aiding and abeting Pakistan, the world's mother-of-all-nests of terrorism and terrorists, and setting back the clock of nuclear non-proliferation by d…

China's Duplicitous Behavior

Oh well, my fears weren't entire unfounded after all! After my last post I expected to be wrong, but it looks like China has already shown its true colors. This story seems to indicate that the Chinese Ambassador Yaxi has already claimed that the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China!!
We demand that the Government of India should ask the Government of China to immediately recall their Ambassador here," JD (U) President Sharad Yadav said in a statement here.
Yadav described the Ambassador's statement that the whole of Arunachal Pradesh was Chinese territory as "timid, weak and highly disturbing".
To say something like this right before Premier Hu's visit is bold if nothing else.

On another note, it seems Premier Hu Jintao is offering Pakistan (more) cooperation on Nuclear front. More cooperation? Isn't it enough that their previous cooperation has led to a nuclear arms race around the world with North Korea, Iran and Libya getting their ha…

Indo-Chinese Cooperation - Time to Think Carefully

The 60s experience should have taught Indians a lesson but the Indian leaders have not yet learned it. Well, its time China taught them a lesson once again. Case in point, here is a statement from a researcher involved in a Chinese think tank connected with the central government.
China wants India to dissolve the Dalai Lama's government in-exile at Dharmashala, according to an expert at a state-run think-tank that advises the Chinese government on Sino-Indian relationship.
In the early 50s era of Nehruvian utopia that followed the freedom struggle, the Indian nation was led to believe that India and China could be brothers-in-arms against the bourgeois capitalist west. This led to being blind sided by the Chinese political ambitions when the 1962 Indo-chinese war erupted wresting the control of strategically important Aksai Chin. Shamefully, India was totally unprepared for the war, and lost its sovereign territory to China, which it hasn't recovered despite its historic …