On Saturday, Gujarat-born Meghnad Desai, Labour Party member of the British House of Lords predicted that China may attack India if the later did not withdraw its army from the Bhutan-Sikim stand-off.
“Even today, nobody is contemplating that the whole Doklam thing could break anytime. We could be in a full scale war with China within a month. At that stage it will not be controllable. It may come as a surprise, but that is when the defence co-operation of India with its allies will bear fruit,” Desai told India’s IANS news agency in an interview.
“I am not a jyotisi (astrologer). I cannot say what day or date but I think at this time it is very likely that we will be in a state of full-scale war with China very soon. And mind you, on several fronts, not just Doklam. It is just one frontier, they will start from all places, across the northern Himalayas,” Desai added.
“I think, from past experience, we always assume that we are well prepared but you will be fighting one of the finest armies in the world. It is a very powerful army and I think they also have much training in mountain warfare. So, according to me, it will be a very tough fight for India. Don’t be mistaken that this will be easy. It is not Pakistan. The Pakistani Army is the same set of people. They come from the same army traditions and they have the same thinking but the Chinese are very different,” he reiterated.
I have no clue, why professor Desai (London School of Economics), recipient of the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, thinks the China-India war will start in September 2017 (Jewish holy month of Tishri which includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and five other holidays when Jews are forbidden to show-up for work)? Desai also warned New Delhi that the conflict could turn into WWIII between India, Israel, United States and Russia on one side and China, Pakistan and North Korea on the other side.
China put its claim on India’s annexed Arunachal Pradesh (Southern Tibet) two decades ago and demands its return to China.
India has 4,057 kilometer long border with China, known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In 1963, Chinese prime minister Zhou Enlai ceded to Pakistan 750 square miles of administered territory along liberated Kashmir (Azad Kashmir) China-Pakistan border (here).
On 2 August, 2017, China released a fifteen-page statement reiterating its case and its demand for an Indian withdrawal from the disputed territory.
Despite the fact that India has been world’s largest arms importer since 2012, its army is known as Giant with Clay feet for picking on anti-government resistance groups like Israeli Occupation Force (IOF).