India can give a befitting reply by reducing China’s economic strength with military strengthJuly 9, 2020
In the last few years, India has shown a significant boom in construction of roads, bridges, mobile towers and runways etc. in its border areas. The activism shown in such infrastructure projects has dwarfed neighboring China. Therefore, its objective is to prevent the completion of India’s road development project in the Galvan Valley, strategically important for India, so that it can maintain its strategic edge over India. We can give him a befitting reply by reducing his economic power with military strength
LAC encroachment on Indian troops: Recently, there was an atmosphere of tension after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the violent clash between India and Chinese soldiers over the encroachment in the Galvan Valley on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. is. Rejecting China’s accusations of encroaching LAC on Indian troops, India has made it clear that it is willing to negotiate to reduce tensions, but is also able to respond to such Chinese actions. It is clear that India is not ready to succumb to the military pressure of China to resolve the border dispute and is specially prepared to deal with the odds. It is an established and well-known truth that border dispute and ad-hoc struggle is the strategy of Chinese expansionism. It wants to fulfill its expansionist geopolitical ambitions by indiscriminate capital investment and immense military strength.
In fact, the real cause of the India-China border dispute is not only the road being built in the region, but also India’s rapid growth in Asian and global politics. This achievement of India is unbearable for China, as it wants the stability of its supremacy by remaining the sole superpower of the continent of Asia. This is confirmed by a recent report by the influential American think tank Hudson Institute, which claims that China’s immediate goal in South Asia is to limit every type of challenge of the world’s largest democracy, India, and its increasingly strong ties with the US It is to disrupt the partnership.
China’s immense economic growth is the main weapon of its geopolitical expansionism. China is the fastest growing economic growth since the economic reforms. It is believed that growing at this speed, it will soon overtake even the world’s largest economic power, America. Due to its economic linkage with neighboring countries, China remains the engine of economic development of East Asia and due to this its influence in regional affairs has increased greatly. Keeping this concern in mind, America has formed a quadrilateral alliance with India, Australia and Japan.
After the communist revolution under Mao’s leadership in 1949, China adopted the communist model of the economy. In this model, China laid the foundation of the industrial economy. Due to lack of foreign exchange, China gradually started importing imported goods domestically. The Chinese leadership took some major decisions in the eighth decade of the last century. China’s growth rate in both industry and agriculture has been very fast due to the new economic policies. As a result of the new liberal laws of trade and the development of special economic zones, China has emerged as the most attractive country for foreign direct investment. China, with significant economic growth, has an infinite amount of foreign exchange and on the basis of this, it is able to provide a wide range of economic, Is engaged in political and strategic investment. China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 and due to the organization’s weak laws, cheap labor and efficient and efficient administrative system, it has bridged the world markets with Chinese goods.
Now China plans to make its engagement with the world economy more powerful and effective, so that in future it can give the world order the desired shape. Taking a rapid step in this direction, China is trying to land its ambitious project One Belt, One Road on the ground. It is worth mentioning that if China succeeds in implementing this ambitious project, then the balance of power in South Asia will deteriorate and it will prove to be harmful for India.
China has long been in dispute with ASEAN countries including Vietnam, Brunei, Philippines and Malaysia, etc. on Spartale and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. China has intensified the dispute by encroaching in the exclusive economic zones of these Asian countries with a dash of nine places to claim their sovereignty there. Actually China wants to capture natural resources, natural oil, gas, fishery resources found in South China Sea. China wants to expand its economic influence and territory by controlling these islands. Due to this dispute, the exclusive economic zone is not being determined.
China is also trying to build a military base in the islands in the South China Sea and China has also built an airstrip on these islands. Recently, the US, along with South East Asian countries, has appealed to the United Nations that the decision by the International Arbitration Court in favor of the Philippines on the South China Sea dispute should be expedited. By disregarding the court’s decision in this case, China is dogmatically claiming that it is not a dispute over maritime territory, but rather an issue of China’s geographical sovereignty over which the tribunal cannot pass judgment. China has tried to show its dominance to the international community once again by creating its first Air Defense Identity Zone in the East China Sea in November 2013.
Currently, trade and strategic relations between India and the United States are developing and becoming India’s largest trading and strategic partner respectively. The US does not export arms to China, so strategic relations between China and the US are negligible. Due to America’s growing proximity with India, China is taking a stern stance on the issue of border dispute and wants to put pressure on India. The US is adopting a policy of counterbalancing China with India. India is looking to develop parallel relations with the two countries keeping in view its national interests, but in this situation India should take advantage of the opportunity and strengthen the relationship with America and communicate with China, so that China It can be realized that India knows how to convert its traditional soft diplomacy into aggressive diplomacy as per the country.