Tuesday, February 14, 2012

If a Border Falls in Arunachal Pradesh, Does It Make a Sound?

Apparently, the answer is "no:"

The situation in Arunachal Pradesh has recently become hotter as Indians become aware that China has, since 1986, occupied 28 square kilometers of Indian territory. This Chinese move was made quietly, in a remote area that Indian troops did not regularly patrol. When it was discovered, Indian commanders pointed out that the Chinese had much more numerous forces on their side of the border. So India took no official notice of the incursion, and no one else was even aware of it until recently.

I find this astounding. China takes Indian territory and the government responds by simply hoping nobody notices? Really?