Frankly speaking, the fork tongued lizard while talking about de-escalation will be preparing to start troubles in areas not dominated by IA.
Time to do the following:
1. Get Dalai Lama to come down to Rashtrapati bhavan.
2. Stop this one China crap
3. Start raising human right violations against this commie thugs
4. Stop cheap imports.
5. Recognize Taiwan
6. Provide anti ship missiles and corvettes to Vietnam
They are not dragons, but slimy lizards. Treat them with contempt, not respect.
Asgkhan ji, I think we shouldn't exoticise the Chinese, they are certainly not Sun Tzu citing, cone hat wearing, weiqi players. But we shouldn't get into the double forked tongue betrayers idea. Should we expect sincerity from the enemy? Frankly, if we get betrayed, it is our weakness and naiveté. As Dubya said fool me twice, shame on me.
They are a country with their own interests, several of which run counter to ours. They are analysable and understandable. Jayadev Ranade made the point that we should be aware of strategic shifts in China and anticipate what they are up to. If they surprise us, it's their success (and our failure, something for us to learn from)1. Get Dalai Lama to come down to Rashtrapati bhavan.
I agree.2. Stop this one China crapWe stopped doing this by 2017
, or maybe even 2013. There is a ritual statement that all countries making joint statements with China are supposed to make respecting One China, we don't do this
and haven't been doing this for quite some time. Gen. Narasimhan mentions this point in this fantastic interview with Cmde Vasan after the 60 min markhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rYX51d7qNA&t=34s
This link was posted earlier, those who haven't watched it, please do. It's the most thorough, no-nonsense discussion I've seen so far3. Start raising human right violations against this commie thugs
We've made a start with some weak statements on HK but of course we need to go stronger on this and match China's diplomatic noise on Kashmir by raising Xinjiang and HK5. Recognize Taiwan
I don't agree with this. a) Taiwan has done nothing to earn
this, b) Suraj ji mentioned elsewhere that Taiwan might not even want
this, c) we incur a huge diplomatic cost to spite China. Spiting is for children, when we expend diplomatic capital, it should be to hurt
I think military cooperation with Vietnam is already underway and coming along nicely. Deans ji in his book mentions an even deeper form of military cooperation with Vietnam, I don't know if it's based on reality.
They are not dragons, but slimy lizards. Treat them with contempt, not respect
This is fine for Republic TV and it's ok as a temporary expression of anger but we should treat the Chinese neither with respect, nor with contempt but with seriousness
. We should analyse the hell out of them, we should understand every weakness, be able to exploit every chink (I know) in their armour. We should aim to understand them better than they understand themselves. If they are lizards, we should become Herpetologists. That IMO is how to treat a powerful enemy, not with emotional outbursts that cloud our judgment.