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Aniket Bhujbal asked: Will India beat China in a war?

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  • R N Das replies: The question seems irrelevant particularly at a time when both India and China are engaged in trust-building measures. China has already made some positive overtures, like issuing proper visas, unlike the earlier stapled visas, to Indian journalists from Jammu and Kashmir who attended the BRICS Summit in Sanya, China, last April. It is also reported that defence exchanges between India and China, which was suspended earlier owing to the stapled visa issue, is going to be resumed soon. There is also the provision for a hotline telephone connection between the Prime Ministers of the two countries. Bilateral trade between the two has also crossed 60 billion US dollars, creating mutual inter-dependence. In spite of all this, there is no letup in India’s defence preparedness to face any kind of threat to its territorial integrity and security from any quarter, including China. Let the defence preparedness be the concern of the Defence and Security Agencies. It serves no purpose to create a paranoia about China, which is India’s mighty and important neigbour.