India takes a tough stand on border issue
April 17, 2014

border By changing her stance on developing infrastructure along the border with China, India is at risk of taking a few steps back from border discussions the two armies and leaders of state have recently held. Air Max 2015 Flyknit Goedkoop Up until now, India was reluctant to develop roads along the Chinese border for fear that it would make it easier for the Chinese army to penetrate India if they did attack. The change in mindset, not only echos New Delhi’s reformed opinion on China but also points towards an onset of a more aggressive position towards her largest trading partner. India recently announced it has plans to invest US$6.5billion (India’s largest-ever single infrastructure project) to construct a 1,800km (1,118 miles) all-weather road which will stretch from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh state to where the borders of India and China meet with Myanmar. NIKE AIR MAX 2017 HEREN DAME LOVERS ZWART WIT The two nations recently saw tempers flare as the Chinese army invaded disputed areas along the border even as President Xi Jinping was in New Delhi to boost trade, investment and softer ties between the neighbours. Nike AIR Max 2017 Zwart While violations of the de facto border are a common affair, the conspicuous timing and motives of the latest intrusion, and its broader implications for Sino-Indian relations, merit greater scrutiny. While Beijing has opposed the idea vehemently, New Delhi is keen to press ahead conceding to the idea that a concrete road will not only ease life in the mountainous region but will also make it easier for the Indian army to reach the border in case of a skirmish. Strangely however, India and China recently signed a treaty agreeing to not build any infrastructure on either side of the border. Nike Air Max 90 CamouflagDame The border has been a bone of contention between China and India since the 1950’s when both claim regions of India’s north east and China’s south west to be theirs. While the ambiguity permeates into all negotiations between the two nations, experts see a more assertive India in her new government. While China often coerces India into growing their economies first and then sorting out the border issue, India has too many domestic interests to keep satisfied to ignore the border issue. Air Max 2015 Zwart Blauw Goedkoop Last year, according to Foreign Policy, India reported over 400 Chinese incursions across their desolate Himalayan border, mostly in the dozen volatile stretches where there is no mutual agreement on where the LAC belongs. By and large, the incursions are petty, harmless exercises with patrols temporarily crossing the un-demarcated border before returning to their forward base. Nike Air Max 90 PRM EM Dame Unlike the unruly Indo-Pakistan border, there has not been a fatal confrontation at the LAC in decades. When opposing patrols do meet, they generally disperse amicably after a ceremonial unfurling of flags and verbal exchange of warnings.

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