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who has continually criticised the Modi government for ‘weakening the federal structure’ and alleged that funds for centrally sponsored schemes were being held back, and the alliance was announced on Monday via a statement. Or ratherreacting/responding this way Theres been a lot of provocative talk in Beijingbut we have seen no evidence of any military movement In fact the one thing you can say with confidence and since it is a well-known fact we are not betraying any secrets by saying so that our satellites are good enough now to detect anything really unusual or significant in that area Yetsome of the talk on our side is curious: upgradation of airbases along the bordersstationing of Sukhoisraising two more mountain divisionssanction of funds andlo and beholdquick environmental clearance of road-building projects in the border region What do we expect Thatif the Chinese really intend to invade uswill they give us five years to get ready Orfor heavens sakeif they did indeed invade uswill they just walk inand annex Tawang or whatever else Neither of the two is an inevitability or even likely Our armed forces are good enough today to defend their territory andwhile capability upgradations are neededthe flurry of activity today is not much preparation of some future invasionbut to make up for lost years in our military modernisation Then why did we react with such alarm Go back to 1987when a real border stand-off took place with China (starting with Sumdurong Chuahead of Tawang) and both armies did indeed build up eyeball to eyeball None of the alarm that seized us over the past few weeks was evident then There wasin facta feeling of stoic confidence Todayas a nationeconomyand military powerwe are much stronger Whythendid we get more worried Could it be that this came from a much larger number of our people having much greater exposure to how rapidly China had progressed Or in fact how much faster than us they had progressed Until a decade agoit was merely a talking point for the aam admi in India Todayhe sees images of the flawless grandeur of the Beijing Olympics while we make an embarrassing spectacle of our waffling with a mere Commonwealth Games He sees Chinese goods swarm his daily lifefrom chappals to rakhis to TV sets to Ganesha idols while reading of how much of our exports to China are colonial-era raw materials like iron ore Then he reads all the stories of the fears we have of high-tech Chinese goods and equipmentin vital areas like telecom and powerand of Chinese contractors in road and pipeline building Could it just be that all this is now creating a deep-set inferiority complexa feeling that we have been left behindthat we have lost that competition that we thought so enhanced our global stature India-China was one hyphenated equation we so loved as the rest of the world used it in terms of our rising economic strengthand global power I know it is an audacious and risky point to makebut could it be that the realisation of just how large the gap between us and China has becomeand how fast it is increasinghas panicked us into believing that we have lost the competition even before we could join itmuch like the war in 1962 Or that the Chinesepowering along at double-digit growth stillhave peeled away like a champion marathoner over the also-rans in the last lapin this case taking that hyphen away with them An analysis of our own minds may show that the answer to our fears does not just lie in modernising more air bases or checking out the fortification of our forward defences and the quality of our bunkers That we should do and should have been doing anyway Good fencesas they saymake for good neighbours The answer lies in getting our act together as a nationa system of governance and society to be at least a worthy near-equal to China We have to defeat internal threats like the Naxals with a sense of purposerather than lose time in vacuous debate; multiplythree times overthe pace of infrastructure-building not just in Arunachal and Ladakhbut all over India; liberate ourselves from the fear of double-digit growth; and show much greater national focus than we do The real threat today lies in our headscollectively Our country has somehow found smug peace with the idea of growing on the basis of China minus four, Jaswinder Singh Thukral, are just self-congratulatory propaganda. it has increased from Rs 8, Apart from Dilip Kumar, By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 17 Dance of Democracy: Battle for Benaras: The documentary about 2014’s electoral fight between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.

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