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Mulayam Singh Calls for India’s Caution on China and Pakistan

Feb. 25 – After a statement in November to warn of an imminent China attack on India, the Indian Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Tuesday again that the Indian government should be highly aware of the risk of an external aggression and get prepared for it.

Singh, the man who used to be the nation’s defense minister and the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh State, said the government needs to assure its people that India is safe in the face of a potential invasion from China and Pakistan.

“China and Pakistan can invade India. They are having a strategy to invade India.” He emphasized.

As he did in November, Singh still sees the territorial disputes in Ladakh, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh as a significant threat to Sino-Indian relations. Referring to the allegation that China is developing military in those areas, Singh worries that it will be difficult for India to regain their lost territory as China is claiming it.

Singh warns that the Chinese army is “ready” in the area and an imminent invasion may hurt both India and Nepal. He asked for a “Himalayan Policy” to prevent the attack from happening.

There do not seem to be too many friends of India from Singh’s point of view, and he has identified China as India’s No.1 enemy. Indicating that the country’s foreign policy always has to comply with the United States’ interest, he also criticized the government for not protect the overseas Indian citizens’ well enough, referring to the incident of attack on Indian students in Australia and harassment of Indian students at the hand of authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Singh also noted that India’s relationship with Nepal and Sri Lanka is not as good as it once was.

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8 Responses to Mulayam Singh Calls for India’s Caution on China and Pakistan

  1. The_Observer says:

    “There do not seem to be too many friends of India from Singh’s point of view, and he has identified China as India’s No.1 enemy.”
    Maybe India’s administration needs to take a long hard look in the mirror with their history of foreign interference in Sri Lanka, Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, hosting Tibetan government in exile and giving support to the CIA interference in China in the 1950s/60s.

  2. dunno says:

    This is an excellent article, and a wake up call for India. I think that the recent Ego boost we have received from the Us has made Indians stop trying and fighting for what we believe in and what is important for us, our country and our beliefs. We need to start to look at the sensitivities or other nations, much like we would like our sensitivities be respected by others. I think on some level we were making a point as many have take India for granted, and we had to stand up for ourselves. But we need to get back in the game, and start working on strengthening our relations with nations such as Russia, Korea, Japan. Also solidify our relations from foreign intervention in our local area. Like make Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Afghanistan, etc. our friends, without question, and make those nations reliant on India for much. This way we can ward off the current efforts by China to undermine our influence in our region, and reinstate an Indian policy of rule and influence in the region. This is partly due to the fact that there is much corruption and lack of clarity when dealing with the Indian governance. Wen need to give the Us and the west a back seat, while we enhance our relations to cooperation and friendship with all our neighboring nations, with a greater emphasis on what are doing for them, not the other way around. More Love, Unity and Appreciation.

  3. Michel Gourd says:

    Dictators create a grim future for the world!

    When Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with General Khalid Wynne, Chairman of Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, it was not to discuss weather. The close security relationship of China and Pakistan is not a new thing. China and Pakistan have a long history of military cooperation. The Chinese have helped Pakistan develop its arms industry. The announcement of further strengthening of defence links only let the world know what is the new modern axis. China, Pakistan, North Korea and Iran are on the dictators side. Is it possible to see United-States, India and all democracies pulling for a free world on the other side? There is not much time left. If the slow reacting democracies don’t move to counter the alignment of dictators, the long term future is grim. Looking at it globally, we see that it is the free world that is actually feeding these dictators. Companies based in democracies should not have the right to do business with countries that don’t respect fundamental rights.

  4. Max says:

    India fear mongering again. Another Anglo-Saxon stooge.

  5. The_Observer says:

    From dunno,
    “… and reinstate an Indian policy of RULE and influence in the region…..”???

    I think he let slip out what he thought India thinks its role in the region should be.

    As for Michel Gourd stating that China is in some form of axis with Iran, N. Korea and Pakistan, all I can say is that Turkey, a NATO ally, is quite friendly with Iran these days and Pakistan is an ally of the USA in the “War on Terror”. Also the so called democracies haven’t been showing a good face with the global financial crisis being generated in financial centres such as New York and London where it spread to to much of the world, and with two wars of choice by the USA-Britain led coalitions causing much more harm to civilians than to the insurgents.

  6. Carlos says:

    Clearly what India needs is to have a “credible nuclear deterrent” against China. India should be able to punish China so severely that the latter will never dare attack India. China has much more to lose than India does (currently) in the event of a nuclear war.

  7. anirudh says:

    It is a well said fact. First thing India need to ensure joint and private sector participation in defence sector to ensure fast sophistication, better access to technological advancement and competitiveness in defence sector. Next big thing is India should reach out many Asian neighbours, and urgent and open bilateral and defence co-operation with Israel without bothering what other think. Never make any public rheoretic and do need much more cautious approach and use trade as a better tool in its foreign policy esp. with China. The China-Pak axis even in world affair, one export terror and other export mfg. goods and their unholy nexus need to be broken. Need to understand what worry China about rising power of economy, even though India never ever a threat to China. World’s main objective is to break China-Pak axis which will be helpful more for US and Europe rather than India.

  8. The_Observer says:

    @anirudh
    And pray tell why India since Independence has had such poor relations with other S. Asian nations? By all accounts most S. Asian nations should, on cultural grounds alone, have a natural affinity for each other. Instead most of the S. Asian nations other than India and Bhutan turn instead to China for both aid and trade and have better diplomatic relations with the latter compared to big brother, India.

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