Urging the Centre to take cognizance of the repeated boundary tussle with China, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that the country needs to shift focus from its border with Pakistan to that with China. Rawat asked the Centre to first implement properly its ‘neighborhood first’ policy.Read more
China’s displeasure with India has turned into a diplomatic tussle where regions well known for their Tibetan roots are now being renamed. The six places in Arunachal Pradesh recently renamed by China have deep-rooted links with the Dalai Lama and Tibet.
The 14th Dalai Lama earlier visited the Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh purportedly to discuss his reincarnation and China’s religious persecution in occupied Tibet.
The Chinese government, amid the diplomatic tussle after Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang, has renamed six places in Arunachal Pradesh that it says belongs to Southern Tibet.
The renaming of the places took place on April 13, a day after the Tibetan spiritual leader concluded his 9-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh. China saw Dalai Lama’s visit to India as a boisterous diplomatic venture and warned that consequences would follow after his visit.
There are reports that China has deployed, J-20 a stealth aircraft near Indian border in Tibet. India would not be too happy if this is true as it does not yet have stealth aircraft. India and China both have been building massive infrastructure in the borders areas. China, in particular has made heavy infrastructure in Tibet, perhaps with a possible India-China war in mind which it doesn’t rule out completely.Read more