Last some days, there has been a sense of unease at Indo-China border. The two countries at loggerhead is not a good news for the world. A border, which has seen skirmishes now and then had not witnessed a bullet being fired in last 20+ years. But all that changed last night with 3 of Indian Soldiers being dead due to psychiatric sino-attack on our commanding officer of the post.
There has been a built up for some days now and while many hoped that liked Doklam stand-off once again the resolution will be peaceful, that was not to be - it turned bloody and blodd seemed to have been flowing today on both the sides.
All this because to one simple thing: India refused to take it lying down.
All the years in past, India has played a docile nation who would hesitate to build a road even on its own side of the border, wary of ire of the dragon. But this is new India. We are not afraid to create some wrinkles on dragon's facee. The behemoth, which has been made docile by its political leadership has risen and is ready to take the chinks head on. Infrastructure is being built at frantic pace along the border since regime changed. That has irked our northern neighbor. So what?
In 1962 indo-sino war, infrastructure or the lack of it played a big role. While China was able to mobilize its army and be at the border in some hours, India took days. That gave decisive advantage to them. The advantageous position continued for all these years despite the leadership of India being fully aware of teh facts. Why? well, while army was busy protecting the nation, our leadership was busy protecting their own interests.
Any change, goes through the phase of ignore it, resist it, accept it.
But china is in no mood to ignore the change in India, it jumped to resist it immediately. The resistance has turned bloody. It will take time for the mmiddle kingdom to accept the rise of the elephant. Till then lets welcome the enemy at the gate by giving blow for blow.
Let's keep on building our infrastructure and our strength for picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!