Cladenstine China Policy and Deceptive
Hostility to Pak.
two hostile neighbor : Pakistan and China. The relation with Pakistan was
inimical from its very inception, but it
had been cordial with China. It soured towards the late 1950s and ended in fierce hostility when
China invaded India in 1962. Eversince 1962, the relation with China has
remained very cold for several reasons.
not reconciled to the humiliation of
1962 and China’s claim on Arunachal Pradesh. China has also occupied more than
38000 km of Indian territory in Aksai Chin, which was a part of J&K.
additional cause for unease is China’s ambition to be the most dominant power
in Asia which hurts both India’s pride and interest.
India is not
reconciled to Chinese domination. Asylum with due respect to Dalai Lama has
also been a symbol of India’s rejection of Chinese domination.
been infrequent visits by the Indian leaders to China, but they had been stiff
and formal. India’s interest and pride have
been standing in the way and ruling out a bonhimie.
surrendered both India’s self respect and interest. He has presented himself before Xi
12 times or more in less than 5 years. He spent two days with him in a private
and informal meeting away from the capital and public attention, He enters into
sordid deals during these private visits, as
he did in the Rafale deal.
degraded the Prime Minister of India to the status of Xi’s call boy or courtier ( A;P.M.’s visit is generally on one
to one basis ). The humiliation apart, he has been surrendering the country’s
turned India into China’s Bazar.
imports goods worth 76 bn.dollars from China
but exports goods worth only 33 bn.dollars. This imbalance obviously
benefits China at the cost of India.
surrender of Doklam is a far more
serious loss than we realise. It is a surrender of power and pride. Bhutan is
India’s protectorate. In 1949, It
had accepted to be India’s protectorate in the
belief that India would stand upto
China’s expansionist design and protect its territory from the dragon.
occupied Doklam (part of Bhutan), India
blew hot and cold and quietly allowed her to build bunkers there, Bhutan
would now not feel secure as India’
protectorate and be inclined to placate China.
is also denied the importance and respect he had been receiving since his
coming to India in1959.
China, Modi scuttled Dalai Lama’s function he had organused to thank India for
her hospitality and support. The government issued instruction to its officials
to keep away from the event. Dalai Lama
cancelled the function.
While Modi has been all fire and brimstone against Pakistan after initial love affair, he has been clandestinely surrendering India’s self respect as well as its political and economic interest to China. BJP’s Swadeshi Jagaran Manch has gone into a deep coma.
Modi has been made to play the second fiddle to China. China has indisputedly
emerged as a big power, but India had never accepted to play the second
fiddle to even the super powers like the
USA and the Soviet Union even when it
was weak and poor.
reduced India to the status of a courtier of big powers including that of China.
strike and an apperently belligerent stance against Pakistan are calculated. It
is to divert attention from his abject failure at home and his policy to
surrender India’s economic and political interest to China. The people have
been kept so obsessed with conflict with Pakistan that they have been disabled
to pay attention to any other issue of importance.
This deception has been so successful that Modi’s China policy never figures in public discourse though it is of the most vital importance to the country.
A vast and
proud country like India should never reduce herself to the status of China’s courtier to which
Modi has reduced her.
About Prof. Prabhakar Sinha
Hailing from Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Prof. Sinha had a PG Degree in English and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Poona University (1967) studying the grammar of Lepcha language of Sikkim in relation to Bengali, Santhali, Hindi and Vajjika. He retired as Professor of English from RDS College, Muzaffarpur under Bihar University.
Right from his school days in the 1950’s he was involved with the democratic movements of students and suffered fracture and other injuries when police lathi charged agitating students in Patna. He played a leading role in agitation for a judicial enquiry into the police firing on the students of Patna university and later on represented the students in the judicial enquiry headed by the Chief Justice of Patna High court .