Today, India stands at a very critical position. There’s no doubt left that the nation’s economy is at stake. There has been a series of events lately resulting in severe damages. The major event still remains the COVID-19 pandemic, not only for our country but it has disrupted global stability.
To turn the situation even more complex, India has a decision to make whether to accompany the US in the approaching cold war with China or to steer clear of the matter. And to make it further interesting, China, on Sunday, published an article warning India to not get involved in the US-China conflict.
China has always been triggering our rage through their activities, be it border conflicts, the commercial sector, or the ongoing epidemic.
Recently, there were two consecutive border clashes among the troops of both countries. Firstly, on the evening of May 5, along the northern bank of the Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. Then secondly on May 10, in north Sikkim (Naku La), which adjoins the 3,448-kilometer Line of Actual Control (LAC). Both sides had their own story to tell. While China blamed India of trespassing, the Indian army confronted it by charging the opponent for causing hindrance in their usual patrolling along the fence.
Being the origin of coronavirus, the world has put China under great scrutiny. Many accusations have been made against the country, majorly by the USA, such as the virus being their biological weapon to become world power or working out their political agendas during this global crisis. Although there is no evidence found yet to support such accusations, the past records make it reasonable for the USA or India to pour wrath against China.
However, our relation with China hasn’t been adverse yet. It’s the USA who is on the verge of waging a cold war against China or maybe vice versa. But there are noticeable voices in the country stressing the Indian government to escort the USA in the approaching war. A growing hatred for China can be observed in the country on all the social media platforms.
Now, it’s tough to say if the concern has led China to come with a warning for India or it is fear. Whatsoever it be, but China in an article in The Global Times published in Beijing, cautioned India to be careful. China said, “India has little to gain from engaging in a US-China conflict over any topic, with more to lose than gain, which is why the Modi government needs to face the new geopolitical development objectively and rationally, “.
China turned offensive when it said “If in a new Cold War, India leans toward the US or becomes a US pawn attacking China, the economic and trade ties between the two Asian neighbors will suffer a devastating blow. And it would be too much for the Indian economy to take such a hit at the current stage.”
Referring to the increasing coronavirus cases and the slump prediction, China stated that the “crippling Indian economy cannot afford any more shocks”.
Now, it’s going to be interesting to see the consequences this reckless warning follows. We’ll keep you updated with the further action-reaction to this matter.