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Chinese identify Tamils conducive in breaking up India

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 07:01 No Comment]

A recent article appeared in a Chinese strategic think tank saying “If China takes a little action, the so-called Great Indian Federation can be broken up,” and its argument that China in its own interest and the progress of whole Asia, should join forces with different nationalities like Assamese, Tamils, and Kashmiris and support the latter in establishing independent nation-states of their own, out of India, has ruffled the Indian counterparts. Responding to the article in Chinese, D S Rajan, Deirector of Chennai Centre for China Studies wrote, “an approach of panic towards such outbursts will be a mistake, but also ignoring them will prove to be costly for India.”

The Chinese article by Zhan Lue, appeared on Saturday was timed for the 13th round of Sino-Indian border talks held in New Delhi, Friday and Saturday. After holding talks with M K Narayanan and meeting Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, the visiting delegation declared the importance of Sino-Indian partnership, stressing that it involves 40 percent of the world’s population. The delegation also said that they discussed South and Northeast Asia.

On the outcome of the talks, The Hindu reported that China and India have agreed for setting up a hotline communication between the leaders of the country, a facility that exists for India at the moment only with Russia.

Writing in South Asia Analysis Group, Sunday, promptly responding to the Chinese article, Rajan said, “It has generally been seen that China is speaking in two voices – its diplomatic interlocutors have always shown understanding during their dealings with their Indian counterparts, but its selected media is pouring venom on India in their reporting.”

According to Rajan, the punch line in the Chinese article has been that “to split India, China can bring into its fold countries like Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, support ULFA in attaining its goal for Assam’s independence, back aspirations of Indian nationalities like Tamils and Nagas, encourage Bangladesh to give a push to the independence of West Bengal and lastly recover the 90,000 sq km. territory in Southern Tibet.”

It is rumoured in the diplomatic circles that during the war against Eezham Tamils, huge amounts of unaccounted Chinese money was spent especially in Tamil Nadu by Colombo’s agents in Chennai to buy or check media and politicians.

The biggest question is why the Indian Establishment is precipitating a situation for China to eye on Tamils, ask Tamil circles.

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