Border dispute with China can be resolved: India PM

By AFP
Published: April 27, 2013

Manmohan Singh. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DEHLI: India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday he believes a border dispute over an alleged incursion by Chinese soldiers can be resolved, the Press Trust of India reported.

“It is a localised problem, we do believe it can be solved,” Singh was quoted as saying by the news agency after Chinese soldiers were alleged to have intruded across the disputed border in the Ladakh region earlier this month.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • antanu
    Apr 27, 2013 - 4:52PM

    It is surprising how the perceptions change with POWER. Had the culprit been Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc….there would have been a hue and cry across the nation with hawks demanding RUNNING OVER of these countries.But this is China….beyond our reach hence all the talks of peace and love. This is the best option…but had it been the option used with other neighbors also…this region would have been a HEAVEN. Also..it is surprising that there is no comment whatsoever from any of my compatriots who flock the site at the first available chance to ridicule Pakistan.

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  • Salman
    Apr 27, 2013 - 6:08PM

    Why isn’t there an up-cry in India? Why isn’t the Cheif of army staff commenting on this incident? Why is there motives for peaceful solution to the border dispute? That’s because China is the super power in the region, if this was the case with Pakistan, India would’ve had started a nuclear war by now. At least treat everyone equally, government of India, or just tell your people that you’re scared of China because it’s much more superior than your country and you supress pakistan because of it’s political un-stability.

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  • Queen
    Apr 27, 2013 - 7:24PM

    O wow, now they want a peaceful solution with China…only because China is a regional power? Why is the Indian media not sewing venom against China on this issue? If this would have happened with Pakistan then India would have had started nuclear war by now. India should learn that if it wants respect from other then it should respect its neighbors as well.

    Funny I dont see any Indians here…

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  • antanu
    Apr 27, 2013 - 8:55PM

    @Queen:
    Instance taken by India is the best option for regional peace.There is no way a war at China can solve any problem. My point is that why same instance was not taken visa vis our smaller and weaker neighbors. Why the hawks are quite now ? All our patriotism comes to fore when a Pakistan or a Bangladesh for that matter make idiotic moves like Kargil.There is the point…in todays’s India ones patriotism is directly proportional to the hate level for Pakistan. Many commentators have shied away from this particular site…because the misadventure is not from Pakistan but China and in that case they dont have to prove their patriotism. By the way…China should be handled firmly and should me made to vacant our land.

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  • Bikramsingh
    Apr 27, 2013 - 10:59PM

    INdia can even beat the china with our well fed, well clothed, and well housed People.

    Nobody is a match for superior INDIA

    Sri Narendra Modi shall lead us from the front.

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  • Rahul
    Apr 28, 2013 - 2:40AM

    @antanu:
    What are you blabbering. Indian media is hysteric as ever. Army has already asked Govt to take an aggressive posture but It is the Government which has chosen to be sober and because of very good reasons.

    Even under Mao’s China in 1962, China didn’t gobble any major part of Indian Territory (instead it unilaterally withdrew from captured territory to pre-war position), despite having won the battle hands down. China did not try to take advantage of a militarily weakened, drought hit, war engaged India in 1965; despite having full capability to do so. Moreover, unlike Pakistan, China and India do not directly fund troubles into each other’s territory (No han is killing Indians in Arunachal or Ladakh, nor is an Indian killing Chinese in Tibet). There are no hate India rallies going in streets of beijing or hate China rallies going on in streets of Delhi (barring the exiled Tibetans who have their own issues with China). Why would India like to change things now. Besides you should know that unlike Line of Control in Kashmir with Pakistan, Line of Actual Control with China is undefined (there’s no agreement on where exactly the line lies), so technically speaking there are no incursions – there’s a border demarcation issue, for which there is already a set joint mechanism.

    My point -> Kindly do not equate China with Pakistan. China and India are perfect rational players. Geography and size have made them geopolitical rivals, caught in a Strategic dilemma but they are no way enemies of each other.

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  • Gaurav
    Apr 28, 2013 - 9:31AM

    With Pakistan, its terrorism issue, with China is border dispute.
    Also its a known fact that not a single causality has happened on China-India border after 1962, so why to have war-cries.

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  • Apr 28, 2013 - 10:24AM

    @antanu:

    Because China doesn’t support Terror inside other countries. With Bangladesh too we have opted for the sane, non-violent path and many exchanges of territory have taken place.

    You cannot talk to someone who holds a pistol to his own head during negotiations.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Apr 28, 2013 - 10:36AM

    Wow what the cowardice and hypocritical attitude of India to resolve border related issues with China peacefully on the table thru negotiations and with Pakistan aggressive and threatening to resolve all the long-awaited,core and burning issues!!!!!!!Now where have the Indian nation,Indian air force’s,navy’s and army’s chiefs’ ego,courage,bravery and most especially ghairat gone before China which wakes up only against Pakistan?
    Actually India knows it very well that China is definitely and very developed and advanced country in every field most especially importantly militarily than India this is why India can’t take any aggressive and threatening actions/steps against China and India has bowed down its knees before China.
    Very well done Indians.You have proven that you are brave and courageous only against Pakistan and coward against China……

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  • sam
    Apr 29, 2013 - 1:01AM

    @Aschraful Makhlooq: It may seem to be a ” cowardice and hypocritical attitude of India ” to you but to the WHOLE world as they are much more well aware of the “SOCIAL SCIENCE” is that India and China are BRICS members and yet to set up a BRICS developmental bank equivalent to the rank of the world bank. and China being a G5 nation and India being a G4 nation has got china’s support. the misunderstanding of the boder like which cannot be constructed over the Karakoram mountain range with a barb wire fence could be solved only with dialogue itself… both the countries are doing business with each other worth billions of dollars.. hence using hot headed solution its commonsence to clarify the matter with talks and china is also ready for talks… both understand each other now. india has already increades its forces on the border and both the economic partners are ready to talk … now how else could th ematters be solved in a mature way???? well if pakistan had a smooth running democracy and domocratic transitions of powers till now then there wouldn’t have had been such a trust deficit…!!!!

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  • Genesis
    May 6, 2013 - 8:12PM

    @Aschraful Makhlooq:
    Please remember that China is shrewd business nation.It knows that it will take one war to neutralise all the gains it has made.Making threatening noises against neighbours like Japan,Philippines,Vietnam,Cambodia or Myanmar is OK for headlines not for business.You should have by now known that Chinese are very hardworking and very intelligent businessmen.

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