Stung by border reverses, China accuses India of enjoying Tibet card


New Delhi, September 5

A rattled China on the defensive as a result of navy setbacks on the border has now accused India of enjoying the Tibet card.

Chinese outlet, Global Times aligned with the ruling Communist Party reported: “While for India, colluding with the exiled Tibetan and playing the Tibet card is only shooting its own foot, as China’s economic power and military strength are much greater than India’s,” an analyst stated.

In a way, China has dared with its financial and navy energy and tried to ship India a message on the problem of “collusion with exiled Tibetan” management.

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“The latest border confrontation between China and India has brought under spotlight an Indian force unit, composed of the exiled Tibetans, who some Indian media believe formed an ‘elite unit’ and played an ‘important role’ in the latest standoff triggered by India’s provocative actions,” Global Times stated in a report.

“However, according to the Chinese analysts, this so-called Special Frontier Force (SFF), numbered at most 1,000, was far from being “elite” and was solely utilized by Indian military as cannon fodder within the border conflict,” the report stated.

As per the report, Qian Feng, director of the analysis division on the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University, instructed the Global Times that the Indian Army deployed the unit of exiled Tibetans to conduct the pre-emptive actions, however in keeping with the Indian media, the motion resulted in a single loss of life and accidents to a different commander, which totally displays Indian forces’ inadequate preparations.

“One death and injuries to another commander in this non-war military action showed that the SFF was not that ‘special’, and far from being elite. They were only used by the Indian Army as cannon fodder,” Qian stated.

The SFF was first shaped with the assist of the US within the 1960s because the exiled Tibetans had high-altitude fight capabilities. They have been later utilized by India to spy on the Chinese navy, in keeping with Qian.

“At present, the SFF’s importance has declined significantly in the Indian Army and it no longer plays an important role. The number of the unit has also dramatically reduced, and at present, the unit has at most 1,000 offspring of the exiled Tibetans,” he stated.

“The Indian Army does not trust foreign soldiers, thus most of the ethnic Tibetans had very low status in the military. Becoming a member of the unit was only their means to make a living,” Qian stated, as per Global Times.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated: “We firmly oppose any country providing convenience in any form for the ‘Tibet secessionist’ forces’ separatist activities.”

As per Global Times, analysts stated Tibetan “government-in-exile” has pale into obscurity and can’t make any waves internationally. It solely used the China-India border confrontations as a chance to get slightly little bit of consideration. IANS



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