China Threatens India Over Border: "Leave Chinese Land Or Face War"

Tyler Durden's picture

While the world's eyes are focused on Syria, Russia, Ukraine, and North Korea; there is another - much more tense - fight between two nuclear powers that is getting far too little attention. The world's two most populous nations, China and India, have been engaged in a border dispute for decades but in recent months it has flared once again with a Chinese Ministry of Defense official now warning explicitly that Indian troops must leave the contested Doklam area if they do not want war.

The latest standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan.  Indian troops countered by moving to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of violating its territorial sovereignty and calling for their immediate withdrawal.

China then added a large number of troops to the region:

"The crossing of the mutually recognised national borders on the part of India... is a serious violation of China's territory and runs against the international law," Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a press conference quoted by AFP, adding that "the determination and the willingness and the resolve of China to defend its sovereignty is indomitable, and it will safeguard its sovereignty and security interests at whatever cost."


He also said that "border troops have taken emergency response measures in the area and will further step up deployment and trainings in response to the situation," without giving any details about the deployment.

And now, as RT reports, during a heated TV debate between a retired Indian Army major general and now defense commentator, Ashok Mehta, and the director of the Chinese Defense Ministry’s Center for International Security Cooperation, Senior Colonel Zhou Bo; tempers frayed.

Speaking first, Mehta fired off a lengthy yet passionate tirade, accusing the Chinese of fanning anti-Indian sentiments in an overly aggressive way.

“Chinese media, think tanks, Xinhua, Global Times, PLA Daily have written the most aggressive and most belligerent stories about threatening India, taking India to war, opening a two-front conflict, teaching India a lesson,” the former general complained.


“I mean, that kind of language is not being used in India!” Mehta added.

Asked by the news anchor if he could provide any proof and name specific Chinese articles featuring warmongering rhetoric, the Indian expert failed to cite any, but instead recalled his professional background.

Zhao interrupted...

General, you have been talking too much! This is not the right way of having this conversation,”


“Let me just use a few seconds – you [Indian troops] are on Chinese territory, so if you do not want a war, you’ve got to go away from Chinese territory,” the senior colonel remarked.

In a statement on Wednesday, Beijing said Indian troops were still present on Chinese territory, and that China had acted cautiously, demanding that Delhi pull out its forces.

"But the Indian side not only has not taken any actual steps to correct its mistake, it has concocted all sorts of reasons that don't have a leg to stand on, to make up excuses for the Indian military's illegal crossing of the border,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, as cited by Reuters.

As we noted previously, this isn’t the first time that these two nations have been at each other’s throats over their borders. In 1962 their armies clashed, leading to defeat of the Indian army, and thousands of casualties on both sides. Based on the rhetoric coming out of Beijing’s state sponsored media, it appears that China is willing to replicate that conflict.

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Jim in MN's picture

Eurasia for the Eurasians

stacking12321's picture

Just another BRICS in the wall

SafelyGraze's picture

if china is occupied with warring against india, that leaves the usa with a free hand to go toe-to-toe versus north korea

which is good for russia

which means that russia was behind this


TBT or not TBT's picture

Sure it's not about Palestine, racism, or the stain of America's genocide on the Amerindians, or heteroprivelegivitive vagina denial?

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"heteroprivelegivitive vagina denial?"

I dare you to say that five times fast

edotabin's picture

Five? Try saying it once :-)

Laowei Gweilo's picture

1. If Tibet = China than so is this Bhutan border region. They were never Bhutan per se. They're ex-Tibetan regions that were historically Tibetan fiefdoms of Bhutan, but ultimately still Tibetan. So, either all of Tibet (including this border area) are China's, or none of it is.

2. It should be a discussion between Bhutan and China. India has about as much role in this as the US would in Israel-Palestine.

3. All that said, legally (lol) China probably should still not be building there. But like the South China Sea


Déjà view's picture

Chicom is a malignant tumor...

Deal with it now...or 2 ways around it...

Love morning strontium smell !

Stuck on Zero's picture

China: all of your territories are belong to us.

Teja's picture

OK, then a suggestion - the Chinese let Tibetans vote over Independence, and then Bhutan would cede the regions concerned to Tibet.

Wouldn't that be fair to everyone?

ipso_facto's picture

'Wouldn't that be fair to everyone?'

Mr. Rodgers would be proud of you.

Kayman's picture

Quite the Chinese Frankenstein that "made in China" killing of American jobs has created.

toady's picture

My money is on China, unless it goes nuclear.

Then all bets are off.

spag's picture

i bet cockroaches will thrive

decon's picture

China and India met in a small town called Killeverybodyville.

August's picture

>>>My money is on China, unless it goes nuclear.

With 400 million new Asian refugees, the West's demographic problems will at last be solved.

God Bless compound growth rates, debt-as-money, Malthus and the whole rest of that song!

Jethro's picture

No need to overthink this, or to falsely attribute circumstances.   India vs China will just be another instance of "when assholes collide".

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"China will just be another instance of "when assholes collide"."

They are kinda looking like us now

FixItAgainTony's picture

Brud', nobody does asshole like my beloved Empire America... hooah mfs!

Koba the Dread's picture

Was that sarcasm or is your lack of logical argument terminally impared?

yogibear's picture

India will leave. Their not much into fighting.

China could take all of India.

Beowulf55's picture

 Just like we know, including Maxine Waters, that those pesky Russkies invaded North Korea.


Your Avatar speaks volumns about you.

Pooper Popper's picture


Freakshow's Revenge...

VWAndy's picture

 Are there any ways to start WW3 the bankers have not tried yet? They have populations that could wage war for genrations on end.

FixItAgainTony's picture

Isn't that what we've been doing the past 16 years? Full-spectrum and all so it is not just one quick money-shot of capitol cities burning to radioactive ash.

Stuck on Zero's picture

The solution to all these border disputes is the "Solomon" fix. Take all the nuclear wastes of the world and bury them in the Golan heights, Bhutan etc. and no-one will dispute those territories for at least the half-life of plutonium.

just the tip's picture

i missed the article at ZH where the tylers informed us readers that the CIA had become china's deep state as well.

also, tempers do not fray.  they flare.  ropes and threads fray.

Giant Meteor's picture

ropes and threads fray.

Nerves too ..

HowdyDoody's picture

Golden parachute cords never fray.

Kayman's picture

"also, tempers do not fray.  they flare"

While we are parsing metaphors, to fray is to strain. Yes, tempers can be strained.

Dun_Dulind's picture

I'd love to see the Dots show the Slants how far they've come since the last time they danced.

Friedrich not Salma's picture

So wrong. So wrong. But I can't stop laughing.

PorscheNoSub's picture

+100 and logged in just to upvote.

All I can hear is Sgt. Osiris from Tropic Thunder saying that.


10mm's picture

Will you kid's just stop it. Your chicks are hot,are chicks are hot. 


joego1's picture

haress pussy for round eye?

skinwalker's picture

There's no such thing as a hot Asian woman.

I'm confident I'm the only white guy in the universe who believes that.

blueRidgeBoy's picture

Have you ever been to S. Korea?  You just might change your mind...

Dragon HAwk's picture

India has an Army?       Where do they Poop?

taylorius's picture

The article did mention that China had built a new road in the territory. Perhaps the Indian army couldn't resist.

GraveDancer's picture

Straight into the mouth of either chinks or pakis, which ever is open at that moment.

Fartboxbuffet's picture

In there tanks in a bean can o the curry farts then the chink farts no one knows what them dirty rat slant eyed rats eat

Yen Cross's picture

   This should be good for Dow 23k.

thevekja's picture

Well they each have 1 billion+ mouths to get rid of, what better way than war?

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Trump's fault.  Just wait.  Some idiot will be pushing that idea tomorrow.