India and China have a rich and horrific history……several wars in 1962 and 1967….
For those that prefer visual to reading…..
And now the two countries are chest thumping again…..
As precursors to possible nuclear war go, fistfights and stone throwing aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind.
But along India and China’s long, contested border, that’s exactly what has been happening for the past month, prompting President Trump on Wednesday to offer to mediate what he called a “now raging dispute” between Asia’s two major military powers.
Tensions along the 2,000 mile stretch have been high for decades, with the Indian government reporting more than 1,000 mostly minor incursions by Chinese troops between 2016-18. But hostilities have increased over the last several weeks following large Chinese troop movements into previously Indian-controlled territory.
Here’s what to know about the rising tensions between the world’s two most populous countries.
Then Donald the Orange believing that he is some sort of foreign policy genius…he has offered to mediate the two tense countries…..
US President Donald Trump intruded into the tense border standoff between China and India Wednesday with a spurious offer to mediate and even “arbitrate” “their now raging border dispute.”
Announced in a tweet, Trump’s “offer” was a provocation meant to signal to Beijing that Washington is involving itself ever more directly in Sino-Indian relations, and doing so as part of an across-the-board ratcheting up of its strategic offensive against China.
Hundreds of Chinese and Indian troops are currently arrayed against each other “eyeball to eyeball” in at least four places along their disputed border. Beijing and New Delhi have also deployed additional forces and war materiel to forward bases near the border, both to signal their resolve and to acclimatize their troops to the high-altitude Himalayan terrain.
This offer by Trump could do more damage than good…..his ideas are not in the vane of orderly policy…..
Trump needs to butt out and let professionals handle the tension and the conflict should it bloom into violence.
AJE is reporting that Chinese troops have entered into Indian lands….not looking good….
On May 5, a scuffle broke out between Indian and Chinese troops at the Pangong Tso lake, located 14,000 feet (4,270 metres) above the sea level in the Himalayan region of Ladakh.
A video shot by an Indian soldier and shared on social media showed soldiers from both nations engaged in fistfights and stone-pelting at the de facto border, known as Line of Actual Control (LAC). The incident, which continued until the next day, resulted in 11 soldiers being injured on both sides.
Damn! The last thing this planet needs is another war!
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