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India ready to tackle Chinese military threat: Defence expert

Despite of repeated attempts to establish a peace, India should prepare itself to tackle the state sponsored terrorism, Virendra Gupta said as he sought a multi fold increase in investments in intelligence to counter the terrorism by India.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: October 17, 2017 7:17 am
india and china, indo-china border, nathu la pass, doklam standoff, india, china From his discussions with serving as well as recently retired military and civil personnel, he shared his observation that, “India is ready to tackle China’s military threat”. File photo

An Indian defence expert has said that India is ready to tackle China’s military threat and Pakistan will continue to use nuclear threat as a deterrent, but will cause more damage with sponsoring on-going acts of terrorism. In a key-note address on “India’s Security”, Virendra Gupta, Former Director General of the Institute of Defence and Security Analysis (IDSA), observed that Pakistan’s internal dynamics will continue to compel the its military and politicians to portray the India bogey.

“Pakistan will continue to use nuclear threat, as a deterrent but will cause more damage with sponsoring on-going acts of terrorism,” he said in his key note address at the event organised by Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), a think tank for policy analysis, awareness and advocacy for India and Indian diaspora related issues in Silicon Valley over the weekend. Despite of repeated attempts to establish a peace, India should prepare itself to tackle the state sponsored terrorism, Gupta said as he sought a multi fold increase in investments in intelligence to counter the terrorism by India.

Referring to the recent Doklam standoff, Gupta emphasised that today’s India is far different than 1962’s, both militarily and politically, especially with new government under the leadership of Prime minister Narendra Modi, FIIDS said in a media release issued yesterday. From his discussions with serving as well as recently retired military and civil personnel, he shared his observation that, “India is ready to tackle China’s military threat”. However, he noted that 1962 had a great impact on India’s population and media was projecting unwarranted defeatist views during the Doklam conflict.

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    A concerned Indian
    Oct 20, 2017 at 1:43 am
    Can we please have correct English in the reports and headings? The subheading of this report says "Despite of repeated attempts ... " If "despite" is to be used, it does not go with "of." "Of" would be used only with "in spite." Then it would be "in spite of." And if any reader mocks me for this comment, let me say this: I am not losing sight of the topic of this report. Right now, I am only commenting on the correctness of the language used. And, what's wrong with insisting the use of correct language?
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    1. Rabia Javed
      Oct 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm
      India needs to update its view on South Asia rather than making distorted claims. But as the world is globalizing, South Asian countries are reviving. India's outdated mentality of controlling every country and suppressing their sovereignty cannot last.
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        Curious onlooker
        Oct 17, 2017 at 8:49 am
        India's military prowess to withstand the Chinese aggression would be credible to the world only when they could effectively crush Pakistan in its own turf by massive retaliation every tine sponsored terrorists cross over the LOC to inflict destruction. No amount of back room idle expert analysis is going to prove any point one way or the other.
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