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Wed May 27, 2020, 06:07 PM

India and China Move In More Troops as Border Tensions Rise

India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

China has already placed about 5,000 soldiers and armored vehicles within its side of the disputed border in the Ladakh region, an Indian government official said, asking not to be identified citing rules. India is adding a similar number of troops as well as artillery guns along the border to fend off the continuing incursions by Chinese army, the official said.

The standoff began on May 5, when troops clashed on the banks of Pangong Tso -- a glacial lake at 14,000 feet in the Tibetan plateau -- leaving scores of soldiers on both sides injured. Since then there has been a steady build up of troops amid continuing face-offs.

“The Chinese have been expanding presence in this region for a long time, yet after all these decades, India hasn’t found a way to deal with China’s gradual expansion,” said Phunchok Stobdan, former Indian diplomat and author of the Great Game in the Buddhist Himalayas.

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet Wednesday that he had offered to mediate. There was no immediate response from India or China.

Read more at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/india-and-china-move-in-extra-troops-along-tense-disputed-border

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Reply India and China Move In More Troops as Border Tensions Rise (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 27 OP
malaise May 27 #1
sunonmars May 27 #3
roamer65 May 27 #6
sunonmars May 27 #8
roamer65 May 27 #9
sunonmars May 27 #10
Blue_true May 27 #15
Amishman May 27 #19
JI7 May 27 #21
Aristus May 27 #2
Blue_true May 27 #16
Aristus May 27 #17
Blue_true May 27 #20
left-of-center2012 May 27 #4
tanyev May 27 #5
uponit7771 May 27 #7
Blue_true May 27 #18
DavidDvorkin May 27 #11
albacore May 27 #12
Xolodno May 27 #13
lpbk2713 May 27 #14

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:08 PM

1. Modi isn't that stupid

is he?

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:18 PM

3. The Indian army is not some ragtag, they are a large fighting machine, they have 1.5 million troops

They also know guerilla warfare more than the chinese, they have been fighting taliban and guerilla armies in the north for decades.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:30 PM

6. Yes, he is.

He’s a Hindu extremist.




If he isn’t careful he will lose Kashmir to China.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:33 PM

8. I can assure you that is never going to happen, that would be WW3

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #8)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:34 PM

9. Let's see.

WW3 is on the horizon, IMO.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #9)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:37 PM

10. Even China is not that stupid

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:47 PM

15. I hope not. We have SARS-COV-2 going on at the moment.

The big reason why the 1918 Virus kicked the world's ass is there was a WW war going on. SAR-COV-2 will damage the world if China and India are at war, forcing massive numbers of people to cluster for safety or immigrate for safety.

Absolutely the stupidest thing either country can do right now is go to war.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:55 PM

19. China is absolutely that stupid

Their shadow banking system has to be held together with duct tape at this point.

They have civil unrest in and regarding Hong Kong

They scrapped their economic development goals for the first time ever

And no one believes their official Covid-19 numbers.

Their leadership desperately needs an outside Boogeyman to keep the populace in line, and I absolutely believe they would prefer external war against internal upheaval.

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Response to sunonmars (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:11 PM

21. China has been getting much more aggressive with Trump

in the white house. usually the United states would have some influence over the world which would pressure China to hold back.

but the us is weakened under trump.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:08 PM

2. I can't even begin to imagine what ground combat must be like at 14,000 feet.

Someone had better negotiate a settlement to this, and fast.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:50 PM

16. Both countries have troops that are well trained to operate at that altitude.

Both are supposedly very good at fighting at that altitude.

There has been a war between China and India before in fairly recent history, I don't know whether the flashpoint that started that conflict was the shared border rivalry.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #16)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:52 PM

17. My thing is: both countries have nukes.

Everyone involved needs to take a knee...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:03 PM

20. It would be supremely ill-advised for either one to use nukes

in such a densely packed space. That would simply lead to disaster. Hopefully they just saber rattle while their diplomats try to find a solution, or at least get a timeout.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:24 PM

4. They fought a border war before

The Sino-Indian War was fought between India and China.

Date 20 October – 21 November 1962 (1 month and 1 day) Location Aksai Chin and North-East Frontier

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:28 PM

5. LOL, bringing Donny in to mediate is like leaving a car door open on a camping trip

with the hope that a bear will crawl in and clean out the interior for you.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:32 PM

7. +1

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Wed May 27, 2020, 09:54 PM

18. Some times there are descriptions of possibilities that are so vivid

that even a slow person get their point. You just gave one.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:38 PM

11. Six feet apart, gentlemen!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:58 PM

12. We need to get President Jimmy Carter away from building houses and send him over there....

If he was able to get Begin and Sadat to shake hands when they signed the Camp David Accords....

He'll have the Chinese and Indians singing Kum-fuckin'-baya inside a week.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:30 PM

13. That's a really bad place to start a war.

You have Pakistan who is interested in the area.

Then to the east, you have Tibet...which want's its independence.

Both of them will probably make sure the war grinds in for the long haul, weakening both. And once they are exhausted, Pakistan launches a war to take all of Kasmir and Tibet launches a revolt for independence.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 08:34 PM

14. If he was still prez Obama would attempt to mediate for the sake of world peace.



Trump could GAF.

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