Part 1 [See this]
Around the end of April, India's large national newspaper continued to be jingoistic. While small regional newspaper were also bashing China in Ladakh event 99% of the time, contrary opinion began to trickle out. The above map is from India Telegraph, a small newspaper based in Kolkata. The map give people a hint what is going on even though it is still very bias in favor of India. The incidence in Depsang is explained as below.
China and India frontier guards have been patrolling until their perception of LAC. Both are able to move in and out freely. However Chinese pitching of tents within a certain distance of the China's percepted LAC violates in 15th April 2013 violated an 1993 agreement. Hence, the problem is not about China's intrusion as Chinese regular patrol has gone much further into India's percepted LAC. The problem is China's tent pitching. Hence, India's accusation of China's 19 km intrusion is bullshit.
But why is China doing so? The Telegrah did not explain, making China look very bad.
India's Forward Policy
Before moving on, lets listen to an old story.
Since India's independence in 1947, she wanted to conquer a large part of Tibet. She has been until today, illegally occupying China's South Tibet, which largely correspond to Arunachal Pradesh today. The demarcation of South Tibet and Tibet proper is the so called illegal McMahon line, that Chinese never signed. The Indian president Nehru went further than that. He invented the "Forward Policy" to aiming to conquer a large part of Tibet.
Under the guidance of Forward Policy in 1961, Indian soldiers began setting up outpost, slowly progressing into China's territory, even way beyond McMahon line while Chinese restrained in taking any actions. There were eventually 60 such outposts, including 43 north of the McMahon Line. Indian soldiers viewed China's restrain as coward. Indian soldiers started to believed they have a lot of guts and provoked Chinese further and further, to the point of firing at Chinese. Indians scored victories over victories and built more and more outpost in the soil of China. China kept on withdrawing and India was conquering more and more Chinese land. Nehru was ecstatic.
Eventually China had enough and retaliated big time in 20th October 1962. To make things short, India solders proved to be a big coward and laughingstock. India lost the war miserably. Nehru was so heart-broken that he went Nirvana in 1.5 years.
In a typical Indian way, Indian media and academic accuse China of invading India, like the most shameless liar and rascal. That is despite that China withdrew 20 kilometres behind the line of actual control which existed between China and India on 7 November 1959, immediately after reaching Assam plains during the war.
China is a peaceful country. She just wanted teach India a lesson. Else India will never cease of invading China like the most dirty gadfly. China could have taken the whole South Tibet or on the very least Tawang, but she didn't.
India's Neo Forward Policy 2013
China's recent tent pitching in Depsang plains was driven by Indian Army's activities in Chumar Area, around 175km south of Depsang. This is exactly the same as Nehru's "Forward Policy". Taking advantage of China's recent tension in South China Sea, Indian creep forward building permanent bunkers in Chumar Area, an violation of Sino-Indian agreement. Below is by NDTV.
India began constructing seven bunkers in Chumar, which is also considered disputed territory, in April this year. The Chinese reportedly objected as a 2005 border protocol agreement between the two sides allow neither to construct any permanent structure. India has already reportedly constructed one bunker.
The Chinese, sources said, had also objected to aggressive patrolling by the Indian Army which is believed to have cut off the access routes of the Chinese patrols in this sector.
India's rogue army
Also Mumbai DNA with 2.6 million of circulation published the article below.
The army had built bunkers and started undertaking aggressive border patrolling in Chumar in early April, according to highly placed sources. This had prompted China to play it off in Daulat Beg Oldi sector in the north of Chumar by undertaking a 19 kilometers incursion inside the Indian territory and pitching tents in Rakinala.
Top sources revealed that the high-level China Study Group (CSG) — consisting of national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, cabinet secretary Ajit Seth, defence secretary Shashikant Sharma, home secretary RK Singh and top heads of the central security agencies — took a very dim view of the army giving an inaccurate picture of its manoeuvres in Chumar.
When the CSG sat down to take stock of the Chinese incursion on April 15, the army had apparently said that it had only set up some makeshift shelters in Chumar sector to take care of its troops in times of need.
Within the next couple of days, the CSG gathered evidence about the army’s actual position from independent sources and confirmed it with the agencies. The information proved that the army had given inaccurate information and was building bunkers that were not in line with the 2005 Border Patrol protocol singed by the two countries. On being asked by dna, the army denied having undertaken construction of any bunkers or intensifying patrolling in Chumar sector.
The leaks look quite probable. I conclude this given that during the Ladakh standoff, the civilian government tries to downplay the scenario, while military connected personnel keep feeding the media with hate against China.
It seems that this time, India's civilian government has lost its control of the army.
China did not incurred
As mentioned above, in Depsang plains, China was pitching tents within her perceived LAC, where she has been doing routine patrolling. Tent pitching violates Sino-Indian agreement, but no way China has incurred into India. And the 19km China deep incursion of Chinese claimed by Indian media is a wild exaggeration based on India's delusional perceived LAC.
The accusation of few hundreds kilometer of Chinese incursion in Chumar is even crazier. Chumar is 6 km from India's perceived LAC. An incursion of 250 km from here deep into India, will reach Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh and Leh, seat of Ladakh, depending on direction. This is a complete lie.
|Chumar is marked A|
Indians being brainwashed to hate China
In the whole Ladakh standoff scenario, I cannot find any valuable information on Chinese media. The Chinese government keep quiet and refrained from sensationalization. Meanwhile, India the aggressor feign victim. Everyday, I got choked with mad Indian media. The civilian government did tried to leak the actual ground situation, but it was too little. Instead of giving a coherent full picture, bits and pieces were scattered among China bashing articles.
Indians got more and more orgasm bashing against China and many online forum urge government to fight and accused the civilian government of being traitor.
India agreed to destroy Chumar bunkers in exchange for China de-camping. China scored a big victory. This is a epic battle of truth against lies and good against evil.
In all serious forums and chat room where many intelligent people traded information, India has already been indicted as the aggressor and culprit. The people can be deceived but not scholars who did their research. China, being a benevolent power has shown restrain and rationality and that has improved her image among many online community. India on the other hand got discredited and mocked in many of the chat room.
China is a peaceful nation with no ambition for India's territory. China could have taken Leh in 1962 but she didn't. China is good. India never forget to invade China. Nevertheless every Chinese intellects (the peasants are not informed) are concerned about people of Ladakh and Zanskar. They are discriminated and they are now subjected to cultural genocide, with Dalai Lama, watching the other way and sucks up India. Look at the picture below you will know why. I will blog on Ladakh issue if I am free.
|Zanskar people [Source]|
|Ladakh people [Source]|