CHINA-A THREAT TO INDIAN HEGEMONIC DESIGNS
Posted on November 23rd, 2011

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER

 It is a day-light fact that at presentChinais the only force which can guarantee the balance of power as well as peace and prosperity in the South-Asian region. With the increasing influence and interference ofUSAin the South-Asian region and after the rapidly growing US-Indiacloseness, world is looking towardsChinafor a more vibrant and lively role to play. Even inPakistanpeople are expecting the role of a saviour fromChina. Such expectations are no doubt generating an air of depression and despair in the countries likeIndiawhich considerChinathe most severe threat to their hegemonic designs in the region. To minimize Chinese importance in the region and to create misunderstandings between China and Pakistanas well as to defame Pak-China relations, Indian propaganda machine is trying to do all the best possible.

The recent propaganda regarding the presence of Chinese troops in Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Biltistan province is also a part of this fruitless and futile effort. Indian media is describing the so-called presence of Chinese troops in AJK and Gilgit Biltistan province as a grave threat to Indian security.

The matter of the fact is that these so-called Chinese troops are not a part of the Chinese army; they are simply the Chinese engineers and survey technicians who have joined hands with the Pakistan Frontier Works Organization FWO to rebuild and repair portions ofKarakoram Highway, damaged due to recent floods and earthquakes. It is something unintelligible how these engineers and survey technicians could be a threat to the Indian security.

 It is something very ironical that on the basis of this baseless allegation,Indiahas planned to recruit 100,000 soldiers over the next five years to deploy them on Indo-China border and Indian Occupied Kashmir. It is also in the air that Indian army is planning to deploy two independent armoured brigades in Uttarkhand and Ladakh areas along with raising a mountain strike corps and four divisions. 

 Daily Bhasker of India has recently published an analysis which says, “Chinahas steadily increased its military presence along its border with Indiaover the past couple of months. In the first week of November, there were reports that the army would recruit 100,000 soldiers over the next five years and four new divisions would be raised along the Indo-Sino border. Also, the defence ministry has approved a modernization plan worth thousands of crores.

The Indian Army does not want a 1962 repeat. It has decided to strengthen its aerial surveillance capability by inducting at least 114 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH).” The statement of India’s Minister of State for Defence M. M Pallam Raju is also very remarkable in this context. He said talking to media reporters at a function in Manekshaw Centre New Delhi on 2nd of November, “We are keen on securing borders and we will take steps to do so. Wherever we feel there is a threat, adequate measures will be taken.”

 Such military expansions and preparations must certainly be a source of serious concern for bothPakistanandChina. If these military extensions are simply the result of some fear or fright regardingPakistanandChina, the two countries must try to clear their position; but the situation demands a serious reaction from both the countries if these military expansions are the result of some hegemonic urge or political ambition to dominate the region.

In the recent past years,Indiahas earned a repute that of a country which is spending more on weapons than on food for her starving people. Ignoring the ever increasing hunger of people begging for a morsel of food,Indiais wasting huge amounts on military build up and purchase of sophisticated arsenals from all over the world. Indian schemes to stockpile sophisticated weapons fromFrance,Israel,RussiaandUSAmust be an eye-opener to the world peace makers. It is a very strange contradiction that on one hand Indian leadership forcefully campaigns for regional peace and on the other hand it openly states thatIndiawill defend her national interests beyond South Asia andMiddle Eastat every cost. It seems thatIndiais facing the worst security threats at the hands of her neighbouring countries.

Indian blames and allegations againstPakistanandChinaalso seem a part of these so-called apprehensions. In factIndiais cunningly projecting her threat perceptions and security concerns simply to mislead the world. The only aim is to pile up more and more lethal weapons and win the sympathies ofUSAby portraying herself as the most “ƒ”¹…”endangered country’.Pakistan’s “ƒ”¹…”Most Favoured Nation’Indiahas failed to address her domestic social problems like extreme poverty and religious extremism.

Every day Indian newspapers are replete with the news of poor farmers committing suicide, the human rights violations of the low caste Hindu untouchables and massacre of the Muslims in the name of religion but the Indian policy-makers are always busy in singing the song of their escalating economy and tense security atmosphere along the borders neglecting all their domestic problems.

7 Responses to “CHINA-A THREAT TO INDIAN HEGEMONIC DESIGNS”

  1. AnuD Says:

    West would love friction and more between India and China.

    Both Countries are Asian and Asians think far differently than the westerners.

    China also has suffered because of the west.

    India suffered from the west. but, they have handled and are handling differently.

  2. nandimitra Says:

    Thank you proff. History has shown that the enemy of Sri Lanka has always been India be it the recent past or in our age old history. It is time that the two major parties that has ruled Sri Lanka has a bipartisan policy towards India instead we find sycophancy.

  3. Christie Says:

    Long before dissolving the British-Indian partneship due to WWII; trio Mohandas, Nehru and Bose has set tghe plans to preserve the Indian Union and its possessions in the Indians colonies.

    That was to set up the Third Eye the Indian Intelligence Service and to spend heavily onits defence forces at the expense of millions dying of hunger.

    It has paid for India and has maintained its Union and has preserved its Empire that extends from Fiji to George Town.

    British took Indian Regiments to take over parts of China, as they did elsewhere.

    In April this year 64 Kashmiri women, children and men were butchred by the occupying Indian Army.

    Human rights businesses, International human rights istitutions were turned off by the Indian influnce.

  4. aravinda Says:

    United States is trying to enter India from the back door. They tired this before. When they realize they can’t control Indian foreign policy, they always cut off economic cooperation. First attempt was made in 1949 when Nehru requested five-year economic aid programme for India totaling $500 million through US Ambassador Loy Henderson. USA attached political strings. When Indians refused to be an American proxy, Aid was refused.

    In 1962 India was in deep sh-t. That was a year of poor monsoon rains. The Chinese invaded the country and two wars with Pakistan over Kutch and Kashmir were fought. Indians begged economic aid, especially food from USA. The US with record grain harvests were destroying their surplus food. President Lyndon B. Johnson had one glance at India’s position on Vietnam war. Refused any food aid even when millions of Indians were dying of starvation.

    United States never assisted India, either in industrial or structural development, and that task was left for Soviet Union to fill. India has now dealt successfully on food crisis through the Green Revolution and became sixth country in the world to explode a nuclear device. Useless and symbolic economic assistance for India by USA has left deep scars in Indian society. It is hard to believe that India will fall in to US orbit. If they do, either they have very short memories or no dignity. What about all those millions of Indians who died of starvation when Americans were destroying food surplus and sneering at them.

  5. Christie Says:

    Indian always had enough dough to buy food but preferrede to spend on military like building the peace bomb. More than half of money in Ceylon ends up in India. Lots of money comes from Kenya, south Africa and even UK.

    It spends billions on its intelligence service the Third Eye (the avatar is known as RAW). Some of its undercover acts in Ceylon are, funding SWRD, training Tamil terrorists in Palestine camps and in Tamil Nadu, brougt CBK back and funded her, resurrected JVP with funds then SF. Now it is fooding the Ceylon with drugs that has lead to so much suffering and crimes in the country.

    India is sacred for Indians and lots of others but not for so many who suffers within and without.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Our age old enemy was NOT India; it always has been Tamil Nadu.

    There was no India before 1947.

    We got help from other parts of what falls under today’s India when Tamil Nadu invaders attacked us.

    However, India which is NOT run by Tamil Nadu clowns time to time falls into the enemy category when they pander into Tamil Nadu racist demands.

    Fully agree with Prof. China is the better of the two. China has never interfered in SL unlike India which interferes all the time. Everyone in its neighbourhood hates India. Not China.

    We (China – Pakistan – Bangladesh -Maldives – SL – Burma) should form into a south Asian defence partnership. That will be very powerful and control a vast swath of sea area. That will keep Indian/US interference to a minimum.

    We have to look up to Russia to take down India. India sleeps with both USA and Russia. India cannot afford US weapons so it buys more Russian weapons. This relationship should be broken. Russian suspicions on India should be used to tame India and control its pro-US stand.

  7. Christie Says:

    Sinhalesehave been brain washed by India for a long time. The Sinhalese have not had an open mind since 1956. 1951 starts t he direct involvement of India in independent Island, from the British but not from Indians.

    I want all these readers to go for a wlakin Colombo and see who runs the economy of this Islansd state. Not the West as we know it.

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