Natural History of Tibet
NATURAL HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN FRONTIER – TIBET IS NOT PART OF CHINA
Natural History of Himalayan Frontier establishes truth about Tibet’s Identity. Tibet is not part of China.
Red China is making invalid and baseless claims of historical ownership of Himalayan Frontier.
China warns India not to ‘push its luck’ amid border stand-off in Himalayas
Published time: 24 Jul 2017 09:06 Edited time: 24 Jul, 2017 09:09
FILE PHOTO: An Indian Army soldier stands in front of a group of People’s Liberation Army of China soldiers © Indrani Mukherjee / AFP
China has warned India not to “cling to fantasies” amid a tense border stand-off, which also involves Bhutan, involving disputed territory in the Himalayas. Earlier, China staged live-fire drills in the area while India deployed troops there.
“China’s determination and resolve to safeguard national security and sovereignty is unshakable,” Defense Ministry Spokesman Senior Colonel Wu Qian said in a statement on Monday, as cited by AP and local media. His words come ahead of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
“Don’t push your luck and cling to any fantasies,” Wu said.
“The 90-year history of the PLA has proved but one thing: that our military means to secure our country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity has strengthened and our determination has never wavered. It is easier to shake a mountain than to shake the PLA.”
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China and Indian ally Bhutan have been disputing the narrow Doklam plateau at the tri-junction of the three countries’ borders for decades. India says the area is Bhutanese.
Tensions between Beijing and Delhi escalated this June when Chinese teams started building a road on the plateau. Bhutan requested help from India, which sent its troops across the border.
‘Avoid escalation’: China demands India withdraw troops from disputed Himalayan territory
India also warned China that the road was a “serious security concern” because it would give China access to the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the ‘Chicken’s Neck,’ a narrow stretch of land linking India’s northeastern states to the rest of the country, NDTV reported earlier in July.
Also in July, China staged 11 hours of live-fire drills in Tibet, not far from the disputed territory, Chinese media reported. The exercises involved soldiers armed with rocket launchers, machine guns, and mortars.
In June, to support its claim, China provided historical documents which it says prove the Doklam plateau belongs to Beijing.
“First, in terms of history, Doklam has always been the traditional pasture for border inhabitants living in [China’s] Yadong [county], Xizang. China has been exercising jurisdiction over this area,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.
However, those claims are disputed by India, which accuses China of cherry-picking facts to suit its agenda.
Both India and China reportedly bolstered their troops in the area in June, with each side adding about 3,000 soldiers, the Times of India said at that time.
The standoff is the longest between the China and India since 1962, when the two sides fought a brief war over tensions surrounding Tibet and other points along the border in the Sino-Indian War, which China won.
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NATURAL HISTORY OF TIBETAN PLATEAU – INDIA’S TIBET POLICY
India’s Tibet Policy must reflect reality of Tibet as established by Natural History of Tibetan Plateau. This reality of Tibet cannot be rewritten. To defend Democracy, Freedom, Peace, and Justice, India has to contain, restrain, oppose, and confront the problem posed by expansion of Communism in Asia. India as a democratic nation must pursue Tibet Policy using standards of Transparency and Public Accountability. The Cold War in Asia remains Unfinished and yet there is no need for Cold War Era secret diplomacy.
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India should support Tibet’s historical status as an Independent country: Former Defence Minister
July 20, 2017
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By Staff Writer
(L) Mulayam Singh Yadav speaking in Lok Sabha, (R) Map/FreeTibet
New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader and former Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday raised the issue of Tibet in the Parliament. India’s former Defence Minister said that India’s stand on Tibet, a reference to its acceptance that the region was part of China, was a “mistake” and the time has come to support its status as an historically independent country as it had been a traditional buffer between the two big nations.
He also urged the Indian Central Government to give maximum support to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Speaking during the zero hour, Yadav called China India’s “real enemy” rather than Pakistan and claimed that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan.
“If need be, we should have a rethink on diplomatic relations with China,” Yadav said.
The veteran leader also demanded a “ban on Chinese products in India in the nation’s interest”.
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