Comments on: India, China take a measure of each other at border row talks http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sanskar27 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-14307 Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:35:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-14307 Very nice question left by you at the end. It is right the trade amount is keeping them together, any rise in conflict will result in reduction in trade and hence destruction of their economies.. But the evil signals which China keeps giving time to time is very disturbing and a matter of concern, intruding deep into Indian territory, placing fresh claims on Indian soil, Helping Pakistan in nuclear and defence technology. But it is true that future wars will be fought for resources and not for the boundaries. That time India and China will have tough competitions in Africa. Two super powers could never exist in the neighbourhood, one will always trry to crush another, if a mutual trust is developed we can rule the world. Just like China and Russia are working on improving their ties, India and CHina can do the same

This can be a possible related post (Why Indo-China ties will be more favourable than Sino-Pak)
http://enewsreport.blogspot.com/2010/07/ why-indo-china-ties-will-be-more.html

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By: Nguyen Luu http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-9245 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 04:44:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-9245 We in Vietnam also do not like Chinese expansion policy. However, most Vietnamese respect Chinese people, their hard work sprit and humble way of talking. India, on the other hand, have been always a friend of Vietnam, but a very weak and negligible friend. China has acted as any country having power, it will exert even more power on its neighbours when it become stronger. Its natural for any power state. We in Vietnam and India should shut up and work hard before talking abour confronting China.

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By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-9149 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 16:37:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-9149 It is good to be patriotic, but then if one get carry away uttering rhetoric statements and insults to other.. i think that is bordering stupidity & ignorance. No matter how hard you try to (or wish to) belittle the other, you can’t stop them from becoming better..better.. and better; So, what you should do is look within yourself, are you doing justice to yourself by becoming (or work towards being) better than the other ?……You may one day wake up facing a worse truth than your nightmare. Ponders

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8978 Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8978 @Talks with China is a sham.Do away with China economically.
It can not repeat 1962 as this is a changed world,especially a changed India
– Posted by S.V.Ramanan

SVR: I cannot conceive 2 neighbors sharing walls to stop talking to each other and have any other kind of exhange.
I see no solution here. This does not work at the level of 2 nations and that two one is UNSC permamnent member and the other will soon be.

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By: Pancha Chandra Brussels http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8970 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 16:04:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8970 The 1962 war brings horrific memories. The loss of lives, the strained relations and the antipathy have made the two countries bleed in so many ways. Wars only heighten the worst instincts in human beings.But it is imperative that both countries bury the hatchet and concentrate on making the region a zone of peace. The two fastest growing economies have teeming populations and the gigantic human potential should be harnessed to the maximum.There seems to be a new realization that the two countries could develop vital bi-lateral relations which would further world peace and international understanding. These two economic giants could make such a positive contribution in enhancing stability in the region.

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By: Patrick http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8957 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:23:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8957 Arrogance of Power!

China had border dispute with Russia and China politely solved the dispute through talk, as it know it can’t win over Russia in war.

But China is preferring force and military threats in disputes with Taiwan, Japan, India, Vietnam, Mongolia because China knows these countries are weaker. Saddam Hussian was thinking similar when he invaded Kuwait.

Communists are not rational. India, US, Japan, Austraia should block Chinese before they become another menace like Hitler or Stalin.

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By: S.V.Ramanan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8956 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:42:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8956 Talks with China is a sham.Do away with China economically.
It can not repeat 1962 as this is a changed world,especially a changed India

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By: Aaruni Upadhyay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8913 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:47:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8913 Dear Zhang,
You have been really polite while asserting yourself and I appreciate that. China is a fast emerging superpower today and so is India. It will be fool worthy for both the nations to go to a war again which will drag our development by at least 50 years again.

We Indians love peace but considering the latest developments in Chinese military and its increasing presence in Indian Ocean is a definite concern for us. There is no reason for us to trust China again after 1962. Therefore until and unless confidence building measures are taken by both the sides these escalations are bound to happen again and again.

I can only think of one scenario whereby we sort out our differences through talks otherwise there would be no India and no China.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8907 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:38:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8907 Sanjeev Miglani:
I see my posts not being uploaded. Is there a problem?
thanks
rajeev

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By: Aman http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/05/india-china-take-a-measure-of-each-other-at-border-row-talks/comment-page-1/#comment-8886 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:09:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1663#comment-8886 @Zhang,
I don’t think your english is bad. :)
Anyways, there are some quarters in India which are wary of China and its intentions, moreso because of 1962 war, which stung India and also because of China’s close dalliance with Pakistan.
As far as Arunachal Pradesh is considered. The Chinese even in 1913 during negotiations for Simla Accord didn’t have a problem on demarcation of boundary between British India and Outer Tibet. But they had a problem with demarcation between Outer and Inner Tibet.
What this means is that they didn’t have a problem with the McMahon Line but due to differences over internal demarcation with Tibet, they withdrew from negotiations. Since then China maintains that since they were not a signatory to the agreement thus it is not binding on them.
From India’s perspective, when the agreement was signed Tibet was independent as China didn’t have sovereignity over Tibet. It was only after establishment of PRC that the border dispute came into being. Now as we understand borders do not change with a change in government or form of the government.
And your point that Tibet considers South China as a part of Tibet is misleading because the Tibetan government in exile (valid or not) doesn’t consider Arunachal pradesh as a part of South Tibet.
As far as war is considered, its not going to happen. Yes China has a bigger military, airforce and navy than that of India but that doesn’t mean India will eb a pushover and both the countries will lose.
Its better to let the trade and commerce grow between the countries and border talks can continue.
As far as supporting seperatists is concerned, India will not do it, since no country in the region is free from its own seperatist movement.

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