Skip to comments.World View: China and India Prepare for Border War at Doklam Plateau
Posted on 08/12/2017 2:37:38 PM PDT by Moorings
- India reinforces its military in preparation for war
- Bhutan makes it clear to China that its ally is India
- SCMP: China and India on brink of war that could spread to the Indian Ocean
As we have been reporting, a standoff between Indias army and Chinas army on Doklam plateau in the tiny country of Bhutan. China is attempting to annex the region, and on June 16 sent Chinese troops and construction workers to begin road construction. Bhutan troops tried to prevent the Chinese troop incursion, but they were overrun. India sent in its own troops, saying that it did so when Bhutan invoked a treaty with India and asked for help, resulting in a standoff.
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Ongoing for generations now.
ahh so that is what china is gonna try and get away with in exchange for playing nice with us in korea....
I could well imagine a President Clinton returning from a last minute diplomatic mission, touting peace in our time and waving around a piece of paper.
Here is a thought, let China become entangled with India, then the US attacks North Korea, driving all the way to the border and holding.
NOw now, don’t listen to those Bhutanese, they
aren’t the real ones, just ask the Chinese Bhutanese.
Heck, just ask the Chinese Tibetians...
China has been planning this move for a long time
and the first move is always to provide for your logistics.
The U.S. is the only power that did not turn into a colonizing machine, even though it had the power, wealth and influence to do so.
China just wants to build a road. It doesn’t matter what the other country wants,
It just a road. Honest.
Yup. India has been foolish in not building up infrastructure along the disputed areas so as not to antagonize China. They only started some development recently.
Most countries act in fear and try to avoid confrontation with China, and slowly give into their demands. We all know the story of tyrants and bullies.
I really believe that India could take China or hurt them so bad that they would surrender. China does a lot of talking and parades but that is about all.. The nuke problem is equal with India who has nukes also. But the difference is that India fighters are fierce.
Get it...? I'll betchya.
It's all a Chinese scam, AS USUAL.
It is a tiny country, one of the last kingdoms in the world. A beautiful country.
I patiently REMIND the LibTards in my life of this FACT when they're slamming America for some perceived slight. They instantly start frothing at the mouth, stammer, stutter and gasp for air, LOL!
Try it! It's FUN! :)
“Here is a thought, let China become entangled with India, then the US attacks North Korea, driving all the way to the border and holding.”
That’s actually a good scenario. China has made the mistake of threatening Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India, the United States, even North Korea and probably a few that have escaped our attention. They have put the world on notice that they are an aggressive empire with expansionist dreams. None of those countries are very big militarily, but they may suddenly coalesce against a common threat. I can’t see where most of them can do much, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see China back down if they managed to stand together; and they would be fools not to. No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy and once they are fully involved, despite their huge military, they will have to think about defending a huge border virtually surrounded by unhappy neighbors.
The problem with leaders is they focus in on one set of facts and imagine how easy it would be, given the “current” circumstances to achieve their short term goals. Right now India is heading towards an election and the current leaders don’t dare back down. The Chinese are heading towards a big communist party convention and they have painted themselves into a corner by being so public in what they will do if India doesn’t back down. While I don’t think India is in a position to win a war, I don’t think they will lose it either. This is a brinksmanship error that should have been handled quietly before it had the eyes of the world and potential loss of face attached to it. I wager China would welcome a Trump initiative supporting India so they have a face saving way to back away from what promises to be a very problematic situation.
If India loses, it would be finished as a regional power and they know it. The stakes are very high and China has little to gain that they don’t already have.
I used that line on a European friend back in college who was going on about the arrogance of the U.S. Needless to say, that conversation ended right there.
“Needless to say, that conversation ended right there.”
It always does with Socialists. They. Got. Nothin’. ;)
I am not sure who would win, though India appears to have the home turf advantage. India also has some newer technology. Conversely, China has been bulking up, though I don’t know how well they can fight in that terrain.
The wild card is Russia. They have had border skirmishes with the Chinese for decades, and generally positive relations with India.
It would also be interesting if the US did attack NK, that refugees could intentionally be pushed over the Chinese border, creating chaos.
Mao Tse-tung put in place a hundred year plan in which China will dominate the world and the plan is currently on schedule.
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