April 18, 2008
For 60 years, has humiliated at every step. It betrayed ‘s naive trust in a Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai friendship. It treacherously attacked India from [Images] which Nehru had implicitly left to the Chinese, humiliating the which would take decades to recover.It directly or indirectly encouraged separatist movements in the Northeast; it used as a front State against ; it armed, and worst of all, gave the nuclear bomb to , a crime against humanity.
Today it is still sitting on a million square metres in Aksai Chin (supposedly given to), which rightfully belongs to ; it claims Arunachal Pradesh, and sometimes Sikkim, does regular incursions into Indian territory and is still busy encircling in .
The Chinese despise Indians, witness how they summoned the Indian ambassador at 2 am in the morning as if she was some lower hireling.
Indian leaders are also perfectly aware that the Chinese, in a span of fifty years, have killed 1.2 million Tibetans, razed to the ground 6,254 monasteries, destroyed 60 per cent of religious, historical and cultural archives and that one Tibetan out of ten is still in jail.
As we have entered the Third Millennium, a quarter million Chinese troops are occupying Tibet and there are 7.5 million Chinese settlers for six million Tibetans — in fact, in many places such as the capital,, Tibetans are outnumbered two to one…
has also to wake up to the plain fact that needs space and has hegemonic aspirations: It got Tibet, it got , it got part of Ladakh; now it wants , Arunachal Pradesh, the Spratly islands and what not!
Fifty years ago, during the Korean war,, had seen clearly in the Chinese game: ‘the first move in the Chinese Communist plan of campaign is to dominate and take possession first of these northern parts and then of South East Asia as a preliminary to their manoeuvres with regard to the rest of the continent in passing Tibet as a gate opening to .’
And magically, for once,had a chance to get back at without appearing to do so. It would have been easy to have a little less security for the Olympic torch and let the Tibetans express their anger and resentment in a way that would have once more been flashed all over the world.
Yet,did exactly the opposite: It went overboard to please the Chinese, giving more security to this sham that was the Olympic relay in than it does for Republic Day.
Did anybody see the utter farcical absurdity of this flame, which slept in a five star hotel, had to be guarded by 17,000 security men and ran without spectators, creating unheard off problems for the poor citizen caught in traffic jams?
Is there any peace, is there any sporting and Olympic spirit in such a flame which has become the symbol of Chinese repression, arrogance and thirst for domination in Asia?
Tibet is so important for [Images] wants it even more peaceful: A demilitarised, denuclearised harmony region.: It has always acted as a peaceful, non-violent buffer zone between the two giants of Asia: China and . And the
But it’s exactly the opposite which has happened: According to the CIA,has transferred one third of its nuclear arsenal to Nagchuka, 250 kms away from , a region full of huge caves, which the Chinese have linked together by an intricate underground network and installed nearly 100 intercontinental ballistic missiles, many of them pointed at Indian cities.
The reason for this is that the Chinese, who are probably among the most intelligent people in the world, have always understood thatis their number one potential enemy in — in military, nuclear and economic terms.
Todayis encircled by hostile neighbours, from to , from Chinese-occupied Tibet, to a Maoist Nepal.
Never hasfaced a darker hour whatever gurus say. Never has she faced so many enemies at the same time — and truly is one of the most dangerous ones. Yet always bends backwards to please the Chinese.
Why is that so? Because the Indian intelligentsia, the secular politicians, the journalists, top bureaucrats, are the descendants of these Brown Sahibs, created by Macaulay more than 250 years ago.
The man who thought that all the historical information which can be collected from all the books which have been written in the Sanskrit language, is less valuable than what may be found in the most paltry abridgement used at preparatory schools in England [Images], wished to make of Indians a darker version of the British. He has been immensely successful and has created a nation with a colonised mind.
Many of India’s politicians, bureaucrats and journalists are always aping the West, or are always worrying about what the West thinks of them. They never think Indian, they have no idea about India’s great culture, philosophy and spirituality. Very few have read the, or understood that it encourages yoga in action and that sometimes it is important to defend one’s country, culture and borders, by force if necessary.
They are no match for the Chinese, who are proud of themselves and their nation and will use any means, open and covert, legal and foul, to foster their dream of a Greater China. The [Images] are just such a tool for them.