A land-hungry China even disregarded its personal 1961 treaty with Nepal and demolished border markers in a number of border areas reminiscent of at Humla, Darchula, Daulkha, Gorkha, Rasuwa and different locations. In accordance with current studies, China is planning to arrange such “well-off villages” in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as nicely.

That China is making a concerted effort to broaden can also be seen when it comes to the logistic networks and navy build-up. The highways G219, G318, G214, G314 and others present China with the flexibility to induct 12 to fifteen divisions, whereas the 15 airfields and heliports may very well be used for tactical deployments and bombing missions.

Such party-army outposts at South Asian gates present China with new instruments to cross the Himalayan boundaries, even because it pumps monetary sources to create indebted nations and makes an attempt at regime modifications within the area. India then must not solely improve its navy capabilities, but in addition attain out to affected South Asian international locations to oppose such hegemonic forays of China.

(Srikanth Kondapalli is Professor in Chinese language Research at Jawaharlal Nehru College, New Delhi. That is an opinion piece and the views expressed above are the creator’s personal. The Quint neither endorses neither is chargeable for them.)

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