For all purposes, Chinese actions against India on land, sea, air, and cyber space in addition to aggressive trade and diplomatic moves, indicate that China for all purposes, considers India to be a major impediment in its quest for supremacy in Asia; and needs to be subjugated. For all practical purposes, there is an undeclared war by China against India today.China has embarked on posture of aggression and military confrontation, in addition to diplomatic pressures, economic blackmail against India openly since Xi Jinping took over as the General Secretary of the Chinese communist party in 2012. Cyberspace, media, and the World Wide Web are being used by China to undermine Indian progress on the economic front, and create social divide.Pakistan has been absorbed as an ally and partner in Chinese strategic plans, to keep the western and northern borders under constant threat, through military actions, and induction of terrorists from Kashmir to Gujarat and Maharashtra.Xi Jinping is the President of China, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and the formal head of its armed forces. All his competitors and enemies have been neutralised effectively. He appears to have ensured for himself, the position of a life time as numero uno of China.Xi Jinping wishes to be the uncrowned emperor of China, be placed on the same scale as Mao Tse Tung.Obiviously Xi is highly intelligent and adaptable. He is well educated, widely travelled, and an expert in international relationships.
He has seen bad times during the Great Leap Forward orchestrated by Mao Tse Tung, seen his father disgraced, and also reinstated by the CCP.He has not seen a war, but must have excellent knowledge of the economic consequences of wars and incorrect policies and political decisions.India is far stronger today , united, and under an able leadership, with a powerful military. It has the capacity to deliver nuclear warheads at long ranges. The current international scenario where USA is still the dominant power, does not encourage open hostilities by China on a massive scale, against India.
Therefore China under Xi Jinping has adopted a method of attrition, constant tension on borders, and simultaneous diplomatic moves.A Powerful China is an Expansionist ChinaChina has always been an expansionist power through out its history. Even a cursory look at the maps of the last two millennia will reveal the expansionist ideology of its ingrained imperialism. The annexation of Xingyang and the forcible occupation of Tibet are recent, just in the last century.Even when weak militarily, it never let go of any territory occupied by it. Whenever militarily strong China has always tried to conquer and subjugate its neighbours and annex more and more land.The massive industrialisation drive in the last three decades of the 20th century, has ensured a strong and powerful China in the 21st century. China’s inherent imperialistic character has come out in the open with the elevation of XI JInping as general secretary of CCP in 2012.China has embarked on a mission to grab more territory and subjugate its neighbours. Its audacious claims on South China Sea, territories of its neighbours, from Russia to Tajikistan to Gilgit to Leh- Ladhak and Aruna Pradesh in India are being backed by its sound economy and military prowess.
China has managed to intimidate and force its neighbours in the north and west to yield vast territories.Pakistan for all purposes has become a Chinese vassal state, having gifted, or mortgaged its land, sea ports and even airports and high ways. Pakistan has quietly handed over vast areas of its illegally occupied Kashmir in Gilgit and Baltistan to China.INDIAIndia has in the last decade improved its economic clout, and embarked on a mission to make its armed forces capable and and effective. Logistics, long neglected, are being upgraded for rapid transportation and maintenance, even in the most inaccessible areas.India has also taken steps to clean up the cyberspace and reduce dependence on China for sensitive items and rare earths.Considering the aggressive attitude of China India needs to be proactive in all spheres to safeguard its interests.