Friday, December 25, 2009

India cannot trust China: Former NSA: India News

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    • India should remember that "we had two fronts since 1962", he said.

      "But, importantly, these two fronts were never simultaneously active. In 1962, it was with China, and in 1965, 1971 and 1999 it was with Pakistan. The change that is taking place today in Chinese thinking is that Jammu and Kashmir [ Images ] is 'an issue'.

      "It indicates that it's possible, if not probable, that in next four to five years we may have to defend ourselves from both fronts at the same time."

    • Mishra blamed the country's electoral politics and corruption for the country's weak position. There is a "lack of national security culture amongst politicians," he said.
    • Former army chief General V P Malik, who also attended the event, said the nexus between defence public sector companies, the ordinance boards and the defence ministry has created a "protective mindset", which did not facilitate private sector participation in defence production.

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