The CCP’s Agenda in Kashmir
Considerably more at the link.[EpochTimes] Propelled by its geostrategic ambitions, China is silently but potently expediting a policy of unrestricted warfare in Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it
Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
, a region that stands witness to decades of conflict and territory disputes between India and Pakistain, according to an expert on Kashmir.
"I will say the Chinese have a much more sinister, deeper, and larger agenda in Kashmir, rooted in its larger regional and global geostrategic ambitions," Abhinav Pandya, CEO of Usanas Foundation, an India-based geopolitical think tank, told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview on Feb. 8.
While India and China decided to end the 10-month-long military stand-off from the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh this week, the Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Naravane, on Friday said China’s "rising footprint" in India’s neighborhood and its bid to "unilaterally alter the status quo" along India’s disputed borders have fabricated an environment of "confrontation and mutual distrust."
Kashmir and Ladakh are the northernmost border territories of India, and before the political reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 were part of a common state that shared borders with both Pakistain and China.
India’s northern command of the army at Udhampur in Jammu moves to Ladakh or its eastern frontier on the National Highway One that routes through Kashmir.
Pandya said India has always been "sincere and firm" in its commitment to the one-China policy but China has reciprocated by issuing stapled visas to Indian citizens from Kashmir and from Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India—a gesture that denotes that China doesn’t accept India’s illusory sovereignty over these two regions.
Since the 1980s China adopted a policy of neutrality on the Kashmir issue, a region that was the triggering point of multiple wars between India and Pakistain. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
for some years China started to issue loose leaf stapled visas to the people from Jammu and Kashmir.
"From there only if I begin, you can sense some kind of nefarious designs, smacking of dishonesty, maybe some kind of larger geostrategic game," said Pandya adding that China wouldn’t want a resolution of the Kashmir issue.
"It’s their long-term strategic game. They wouldn’t want the settlement of Kashmir in that sense. They wouldn’t want it to go to Pakistain or something like that. They would want it to be a disturbed area to keep India engrossed and to keep India under pressure."
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-02-17