Sunday, September 10, 2017

Meanwhile on the Subcontinent: "India not ruling out ‘two-fronted’ war with China, Pakistan"

Bhutan, Nepal, you'd better shape up as well.

From Iran's Press TV, Sept. 6: 
Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat (file photo)
India is likely to get involved in a “two-fronted” war with China and Pakistan, Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has warned, accusing Beijing of taking over what he called Indian territories and slamming Islamabad for running a “proxy war” inside his country.
"As far as northern adversary is concerned, the flexing of muscle has started. The salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner, [and] testing our limits of threshold is something we have to be wary about and remain prepared for situations emerging which could gradually emerge into conflict," he said at a seminar organized by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies think tank in New Delhi on Wednesday.

China and India have long been at odds over controlling Doklam, a remote plateau in the Himalayas, which is also claimed by India's ally, Bhutan. The row led to a brief border war in 1962 out of which China emerged victorious.

The Indian army chief warned that the region's current tensions, which escalated two months ago, could snowball into a larger conflict on the northern border....MORE
Usually it seems as though we have to dust off the Wagah border crossing video every couple years but this is already the second time in 2017. From May's "India vs. Pakistan: Which Army Would Win?":