amit wrote:So you really think China is a benign power do you? It will actually share mineral resource in Afghanistan and CAR with India and give up its interference in J & K and all after we give the "Chinese what they want"? Wow, man a leap of faith I must say.
In the 21 st century the biggest clash between India and China will occur in their race to corner resources. It's already starting to happen and it will get uglier as we progress. Just look at the latest Chinese admission about the Dam on the Bhramaputra.
And you want us to believe that if we are very nice to the Chinese and allow them free pass in Afghanistan and CAR, they would turn very nice and share resource from the two regions with us? Really this is hilarious, you actually believe the Chinese will give us access to CAR via its territory!
I'm not blinded by the fact that they are being aggressive.. we can be aggressive in our response and end up at a conflict or use their momentum to end up at a manageable solution. They have goals to achieve, if we stand in the way then we end up in a fistfight. Always better to look for a win-win, India needs the next 15 - 20 years for 10% compound effect.
That growth should not come at the sacrifice of strategic goals. Just trying to expand the possibilities so it's not all a zero sum game.