There is no doubt that the bilateral relations between India and China have fallen to a historic low due to China’s constant backstabbing and its zeal to expand its territory at India’s expense. While India has stood its ground and made China pay in the only language the rogue state understands, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also struck a defiant note ever since the stand-off at Ladakh. Now Rajnath Singh has sought to remind China about how “India culturally dominated China for over 2,000 years”.
Speaking at the finale of a nationwide tourism festival organised by the Indian Tourism Ministry, Rajnath Singh asserted that India has “culturally controlled and dominated” China for over 2,000 years.
Interestingly, Singh chose to quote a Chinese scholar as he pointed out how the Hu Shih, Vice-Chancellor of Peking University during the Chinese revolution had written about India’s dominance. “(Hu Shih) written that India has culturally controlled and dominated China for more than 2,000 years without sending a single soldier. That is the effect of India.”
He added, “If China has been controlled culturally by any country, it is India and this fact was accepted by Hu Shih.”
Earlier during the Monsoon session of the parliament, Singh made it clear that while India is committed to peace, it is ready for combat, if the situation arises.
Informing the Lok Sabha about the situation at the border, Rajnath Singh said, “We made it clear to the Chinese side both through diplomatic and military channels that China was, by such actions, attempting to unilaterally alter the status quo. It was categorically conveyed that this was unacceptable.”
Rajnath Singh, particularly known for his calm attitude and measured remarks, was in a combative mood as he addressed the Lok Sabha. Singh also informed about the friction points at the Eastern LAC. “There are several friction areas in Eastern Ladakh including Gogra, Kongka La and North and South Banks of the Pangong Lake,” said the Defence Minister.
He added, “As of now, the Chinese side has mobilised a large number of troops and armaments along the LAC as well as in the depth areas. In response to China’s actions, our armed forces have also made appropriate counter deployments in these areas to ensure that India’s security interests are fully protected.”
Rajnath Singh didn’t care to remain diplomatically correct as he directly blamed China for the situation at the border on the floor of the house. He said, “The Chinese actions reflect a disregard of our various bilateral agreements. The amassing of the troops by China goes against the 1993 and 1996 Agreements. Respecting and strictly observing the Line of Actual Control is the basis for peace and tranquillity in the border areas and explicitly recognized in both 1993 and 1996 agreements.”
Rajnath Singh’s latest comments on China are indeed refreshing and yet another indication that India won’t budge from its stance if need be.