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China battles Islamic radicals

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By K.N. Pandita

It was Monday, 15 April 2013. China bamboozled India and the world by making lightening incursion into the Indian territory in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh. In barely three days, she reinforced the small advanced platoon- strong contingent with 1500 PLA heavily armed soldiers and massive war machine. Beijing has laid claim to the territory asserting she did not commit breach of bilateral agreement or international law.

As DOB operation was underway, hundreds of miles away, to the north of DOB in Kashghar, the fabulous town of old Turkistan with Uighur Sunni Muslims predominance, and once the trading hub along the Silk Route, was rattled by ethnic-communal clashes. Uighur and the Han Chinese were involved, leaving 21 people dead including 15 police officers and officials. Continue Reading…

Pay China back in her coin

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By K.N. Pandit

First making an incursion and then engaging in table talks is Chinese strategy about Sino-Indian border dispute. Violating Indian airspace, dropping small ration supplies, propaganda leaflets and even at times few uniformed personnel to quickly demolish old Indian posts and then beat a hasty retreat is China’s low-key provocative activity to test India’s retaliation capability. She made 72 intrusions all along the Ladakh border in one year.

Chinese contingent, initially (15th April night) of only 50 PLA solders, has multiplied to 1500 PLA solders, 15 snow chained armoured vehicles, 3 helicopters, 100 missile guns, 200 Army tents, and 3 Emergency Hospital Vehicles. With satellite phones and wireless equipment they are keeping the Headquarters in Beijing informed of their moves.   Continue Reading…