China may initiate ‘limited war’ with India

Published: August 6, 2017
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China is preparing to initiate a ‘limited war’ to push the Indian soldiers out of the disputed Doklam area, an article published in China’s state newspaper Global Times has claimed.

The tension between China and India started in June when Indian soldiers entered Doklam area situated between Bhutan and China and they stopped Chinese soldiers from building a road there.

Both, China and Bhutan lay claim to the area. Indian army entered the area on the request of Bhutan and a standoff between the two armies has been continuing since.

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Global Times article, quoting a researcher Hu Xi Yong from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said that the standoff between the forces of the two countries would not last long as China’s limited military action could start within two weeks.

Yong said Chinese government would inform the Indian foreign ministry before taking the army action.

This article is published at a time when India’s External Affairs Minister Shushma Suwraj told parliament that the clash between the two countries would not solve the problem and dialogue was the only way. She said China was playing an important role in the economic development of her country.

Global Times said India has challenged a country much more powerful than her. “Perhaps India is blinded by her regional hegemony and comments of the Western media, and has started believing that it can behave with a country like China in a way she is dealing with countries in South Asia.”

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The paper said the People’s Liberation Army had been moving for the last one month. “We hope that the Chinese army has done its preparation for a military clash.”

It said the Modi government was violating international laws and was putting India’s national honour and peaceful continuation of progress in jeopardy.

“He [Modi] should be aware of the great might of the Chines army and its arms and ammunition. Indian army has no comparison as long as the Chinese army is concerned.”

 

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  • Abid
    Aug 6, 2017 - 7:15PM

    With Nawaz Sharif gone Pakistan is likely to go all out against India in the backdrop of Sino India WarRecommend

  • genesis
    Aug 6, 2017 - 8:36PM

    This sounds like it is seeking an appointment with India so that it can attack and go on to the next destination.Ridiculous and immature.India should not wait for this,instead should start looking at trade and other options to show how markets can be shut out for longer term damage.Recommend

  • Gorkha, Nagaland(India)
    Aug 7, 2017 - 3:19AM

    Haha… citing mouth piece of Chinese Frustrations and miserable situation may make someone in illusions and happy.. But they forget Indian Forces ranks 3rd in world and experienced.
    Article is quite good for someone who can’t digest the fact rather showing denial sense.
    (Hope ET would publish unbiased)
    Its Indian Army doing mess in Chinese soil (as mentioned)Recommend

  • Shj
    Aug 7, 2017 - 6:08AM

    Its proved beyond doubt that PLA is a paper tiger. Its over 50 days and Indian troops are still standing firm. Short military operation will not fetch any results in THAT terrain. China will have to open new fronts elsewhere if wants to fight a competitive battle with India.Recommend

  • tatvavetta
    Aug 7, 2017 - 11:52AM

    It is stupid for China to force itself on Bhutan and initiate war with India.China has confronted Vietnam, Philippines, Japan and several small countries.All disputes should be settled through diplomacy and dialogue otherwise damage to human life and destruction can be huge.Nobody however powerful can win a war. Russia lost in Afghanistan and USA in Vietnam. India and Bhutan have invited China for a talk.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Aug 7, 2017 - 5:14PM

    @tatvavetta:
    pls. do the world a big favour and START A WAR with China. Believe me Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, Arabs, Europeans, Afrcians will all be VERY HAPPY! Recommend

  • Libra
    Aug 8, 2017 - 11:06AM

    China must teach a lesson to India, as India has forgotten the lesson given in 1962.Recommend

  • Libra
    Aug 8, 2017 - 11:10AM

    @tatvavetta:
    You Indians need a regular lesson to make you realized about your hungry, incapable and coward soldiers and rusted weapons.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Aug 9, 2017 - 2:14AM

    @Libra:
    “…rusted weapons”. Is that what is taught in Pakistani madrassas? I urge you to read this report if ET does not edit it:
    https://walizahid.com/2016/09/india-vs-pakistan-military-power/

    You will agree that if there is a war, Pakistan will return to the stone age. Those are not my words but those of military analysts in the West.
    Also do not depend on China. Just last week China banned Urdu in China and have cracked down on Muslim militancy in that country. Surprisingly it was not reported by ET because I suspect they thought it would upset them.Recommend

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