CRamS wrote:Mappunni, I did read those tweets by Abhijeet and I also saw him on TimesNow. Its a matter of interpretation on 'our' territory Vs 'theirs'. Sushant Sareen also made this observation without disputing Ajai Shukla's central claim of Chincom aggression (his exaggerated claim of 10K Chincom troops notwithstanding). But there is no denying that Chinese have made an aggressive move. Also, unlike that vermin Ajai Shukla who is hand in glove with BIF, Brahma Chellaney does not have any axe to grind with ModiJi. But of course I am aware that Brahma Chellaney is usually very pessimistic.
So there is enough in there for pukes like Ajai Shukla to go hammer and tongs, and provide enough ammunition to his master Pappu & Co to go on an attack binge against ModiJi. When you have Saba Naqvi of all people berate ModiJi for not being able to counter Chincom 'aggression', you know what ModiJi is up against internally. In fact, I believe it was on Abhijeet Iyer's time line that one of our retd general tweeted that exaggerated claims of Chincom aggression are mostly from Pakis and internal saboteurs.
Sir-ji, if all it comes down to is a matter of interpretation, then what's the whole brouhaha about? People like Lt Col Ajai Shukla (retd) are bound to fish in troubled waters, well aware that the average guy has no idea about the conditions in the Karakoram/DBO/Chushul/Demchok axis, and that idea of the Chinese stealthily infiltrating 10000+ troops should be seriously laughed at (pun fully intended). One can only counter such reports with details, by which time, most people tune out and only retain what the first-mover, i.e. Shukla wrote. There is no question of any awareness of his undeclared vested interests, political leanings and reasons behind that.
Having said that, we on the forum should know better, and not fall prey to to such nonsense, when there are much more credible experts who can and do analyse the situation better. Some have even physically visited some of these areas, so their words cannot be dismissed easily. All one needs to do is to report to the Border Watch thread in the mil forum, and the picture is made clear after perusing some of these authoritative posts. And that is my request of you: kindly do consider instead of the usual practice of watching NDTV and coming here to gloomily share their propaganda.
Whether AIM has a point in his tweets or not, here is some food for thought for you: why did Nepal suddenly start a border issue, which was quickly followed by the chinese doing their nautanki? Has it got anything to do with the fact that the Lipulekh pass on the India-Nepal-Tibet tri-junction is a mere 70km from the vital G-219 highway in Tibet (as the crow flies), and hardly 15km from the S-207 highway which links Tibet and Nepal? (15km is well within artillery range, and a well developed road enables us to move units and ammo that much more effectively). So are the Chinese feeling a reverse Doklam here, and as is usual with them, start a fire elsewhere to distract us? I don't know the answer either, but my point is, we all have theories, and only theories. Our troops are well provisioned these days and well dug-in, so let's not get into dhoti shiver mode on the word of Col Shukla, or worse, Saba Naqvi (since when did she become military analyst?). Anyway, all this is OT here and there is a dedicated thread in the mil forum, so will stop.