The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

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Re: The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

Post by cassowary » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:33 am

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:45 pm
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I had long warned about China’s ambitions in the eastern parts of Siberia which they consider as theirs and lost by an unequal treaty. It is a matter of time before Russia patches up with the west to protect its eastern provinces. Then we will hear a different tune from a certain IRA internet troll.

Putin chose to supply India with S400 but suspends delivery to China at a time when India and China had a clash. So Putin chose India over China. The CCP don’t like that and they won’t forget.
Having given up on the CNN, where do you now get your information? The Disney Channel?...

[IRA? The Irish Republican Army?... :shock: ]
Internet Research Agency which employs trolls to spread Russian propaganda.
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Indian troops seize disputed hill

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Re: The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

Post by neverfail » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:00 pm

I have sometimes wondered (well, I did years ago when international relations were friendlier) why neither a rail or paved road link had not by now been built connecting New Delhi with Beijing. The civil engineering challenges to get such a link across the Himalaya 'hump" would of course be formidable even though the benefits would potentially be huge. Then there are other deterrants such as altitude sickness. Even the current rail link from lowland China to Lhasa in Tibet requires a supply of oxygen on hand for passengers as the train crosses a particular high mountain pass en route.

Yet it seems that the PRC government is willing to go part way towards that goal by building a rail link to Kathmandu, Nepal.
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacif ... %20borders.

NEW DELHI - China’s plans to build railways and roads that will cut across the Himalayan mountains into Nepal are being watched closely: The ambitious projects could draw Beijing deeper into the South Asian region increasing its strategic influence close to Indian borders.
Now frankly I cannot see how, considering the costs involved, such a rail link could ever pay for itself in terms of income from rail freight and passenger fares. An India - China link yes; but surely not China - Nepal? Yet foreign policy decisions like that made by Beijing do not always anticipate a quick pecuniary return. I am sure that they are looking at the situation from a military-strategic/diplomatic influence angle.

The high altitude Himalaya mountain passes with their propensity for altitude sickness and need for oxyygen supply in the thin air makes it devilishly difficult to wage even limited war on the roof of Asia and downright impossible for one side to invade the other en masse. If China could bring Nepal into its orbit as a client republic then at the Kathmandu end of the track the PRC would have a ready-made low altitude marshalling area for masses of soldiers and their supplies located on the India side of the range.

Now, would that not be NEP-alling?

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When overfed PLA brats met battle-hardened Indian men in Tibet

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This is from TFI Global, a popular Indian website.

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Thailand scraps the Isthmus of Kra project dealing a blow to Chinese ambitions

Post by cassowary » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 pm



Yay. That's good for Singapore.
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Re: Thailand scraps the Isthmus of Kra project dealing a blow to Chinese ambitions

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:19 pm

cassowary wrote:
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Yay. That's good for Singapore.

And good for Thailand, too - economically and environmentally.

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Re: Thailand scraps the Isthmus of Kra project dealing a blow to Chinese ambitions

Post by neverfail » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:57 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:19 pm
cassowary wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 pm


Yay. That's good for Singapore.

And good for Thailand, too - economically and environmentally.
Hey, and the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy will now not have their hoped for short cut route from the South China Sea into the Indian Ocean - therefore less incentive to turn Thailand into a client state.

(Well, they already seem to have Thailand's near neighbour Laos nailed down that way).

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Re: The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

Post by Sertorio » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:58 am

Irrelevant. China's power doesn't depend on it.

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Re: The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

Post by neverfail » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:39 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:58 am
Irrelevant. China's power doesn't depend on it.
China's power doesn't depend on WHAT Sertorio?

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Re: The Indian view of the US-China rivalry

Post by Sertorio » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:57 am

neverfail wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:58 am
Irrelevant. China's power doesn't depend on it.
China's power doesn't depend on WHAT Sertorio?
On the building of the Kra Canal. Isn't that what was being discussed?...

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