HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter): But Why no one talks about
Aksai Chin & the Land surrendered by Pakistan to china
India and China are both on their way to become economic powerhouses (or have already done so). By commenting on this conflict foreigners would run the risk of offending an important trading partner so they consider it in their best national interest to keep their mouths shut as long as the conflict doesnt escalate in an extreme way.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
Because its a giant glacier, largely uninhabited, and fought over by India and China at a time when both were desperately poor and were trying to claim greatness through the ideological prism of military prowess.
At this point, its not worth fighting over. China will never cede it to India for at least another 50 years, or until the level of trade between the 2 countries reaches a level approaching Sino-US trade - at which point irritants like Aksai chin become less important. India, in its efforts to become a global economic power, has no interest in bringing up the issue and scaring off global investors by such sabre-rattling.
Frankly, its best left alone. Yet another hopeless event linked inextricably with the best-forgotten Nehruvian ideology.