India has border disputes with china

India has border disputes with china as well as Pakistan. Our international threats are China and Pakistan. Pakistan has been constantly attacking Indian posts at the border areas along the line of control while China also creates dispute by sending troops along the Indo-China border especially the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said on the warning of China over building road along the border that India has evolved into a strong country and no one can warn India. As far china is concerned both countries should sit together, should hold more representative talks to solve the border issues. Till data both countries have held 17 rounds of special representative talks to resolve the issues.

The issue cropped up even during the talk between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to India.

China’s concern came when India’s minister of state affairs Kiren Rijiju said India has a plan of constructing a 2000 Km long road along the international border between Mago-Thingbu in Tawang district and Vijaynagar in changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

India is equally concerned about the extensive road, rail and air network getting developed aggressively in Tibet which may provide lot of convenience while moving troops, equipmentin the Himalayan region. Besides the highways China has built its rail network close to Sikkim border and has declared their plans to build a similar rail network upto Nyngchi which is close to the Arunachal Pradesh. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Southern Tibet.

China has 2.2 million troops in their Armed Forces while India has 1.3 million troops. India does not have Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles as well as Submarine-launched Ballistic missiles both having range of 11,200 Km and 7,200 km respectively while the highest-range missile that India possess is Agni 5 having a range of 5,000 Km. China has 56 submarines out of which at least 5 are nuclear-powered and 3 long-range ballistic missiles while India has 14 submarines out of which one is nuclear-powered while most of the others are conventional fleet.

China has 75 warships while India has over 30. India has over 550 fighter jets while china has 1600. Indian has over 3,200 Main Battle Tanks while china has 7000.

China has defense budget which is far higher than India. Chinas defense budget is about 138 billion dollar while India has 38 billion dollar as defense budget.

Looking at the at the above statistics china has greater advantage in terms of defense.

By Dipti Prasad Padhi             

By : | Category : News| Date : October 17,2014

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