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Не поддаваться на китайский блеф

НЬЮ-ДЕЛИ – Чем больше сил накапливает Китай, тем активней он пытается достичь своих внешнеполитических целей с помощью блефа, пустых угроз и наглого давления. Но на фоне продолжающегося противостояния Китая с индийской армией на гималайской границе, становятся всё очевидней пределы подобной тактики.

Нынешний конфликт начался в середине июня, когда Бутан, ближайший союзник Индии, обнаружил, что Народно-освободительная армия пытается построить дорогу через Доклам, высокогорное плато в Гималаях, которое принадлежит Бутану, но на которое претендует Китай. Индия является гарантом безопасности крошечного Бутана, поэтому немедленно отправила войска и технику с целью остановить это строительство, заявив, что данная дорога, возвышающаяся над местом, где соединяются Тибет, Бутан и индийский штат Сикким, может угрожать её собственной безопасности.

С тех пор китайское руководство практически ежедневно делает Индии предупреждения с требованием отвести войска, грозя в противном случае военным возмездием. Министерство обороны Китая пригрозило преподать Индии «горький урок», пообещав, что конфликт нанесёт стране «намного больший ущерб», чем китайско-индийская война 1962 года, когда Китай вторгся в Индию в ходе пограничного спора в Гималаях и за несколько недель нанёс стране серьёзный урон. Тем временем, министерство иностранных дел Китая выпустило целый ураган гневных заявлений с целью запугать Индию и заставить её подчиниться.

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