CHANDIGARH: Given China’s long-standing expansionist agenda, the Indian authorities ought to have a clear and well-defined policy on its hostile neighbour, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stated on Wednesday, warning that talks with Beijing alone wouldn’t lead anyplace.
While he hoped India bought the higher of China within the newest skirmish at Naku La on January 20, Captain Amarinder, himself an ex-Army man and a military historian who has authored a number of books on Indian military, stated India needs to enhance and strengthen its military might. This incident, after Galwan Valley, exhibits that China has not backed off, and has no intention of backing off, from its expansionist policy.
He additional identified that India has not been in a position to take again from China what “they’ve seized from us by way of pressure.” The want for a robust military within the face of such risk on the border can’t be over-emphasised, he added.
Urging the Centre to assume critically on the joint risk from Pakistan and China, the Chief Minister stated “Pakistan can’t transfer with out China, they each assist one another.” In the circumstances, “mere talks with China gained’t lead anyplace, we’d like to increase our military prowess,” he asserted.
Stressing that China had all the time pursued an expansionist agenda, the Chief Minister stated the neighbouring nation had been concentrating on expansionism by way of improvement of their defence infrastructure. “They have already constructed capacities in cyber and rocket warfare to dominate the world and so they declare that they are going to exceed America’s defence manufacturing within the subsequent 7 years,” he famous, underlining the necessity for a cohesive and clear-cut technique by New Delhi.