Govt indiffernt towards China threat: RSS

Gorakhpur: Expressing serious concern over "military encirclement" of India by China, RSS on Saturday accused the government of having an indifferent attitude towards Beijing`s growing clout in the region and underlined the need to build international pressure to deal with this threat.

RSS passed a resolution on the need for a "Comprehensive Strategic Initiative for National Security" at its National Executive meet here to air its grave concern about the growing tensions along the borders of India. It said there were rising incidents of encouragement to separatism and terrorism from across the borders and challenges from China in the international seas, aerial and on the ground.

"China is constantly exerting military pressure on our borders; indulging in repeated incursions into our territory; demolishing military and civilian assets and intimidating civilians in the border areas. "Presence of Chinese military in our neighbouring countries, development of military bases in those countries and strategic partnership with them with the objective of military encirclement of Bharat must be taken seriously," the RSS said in its resolution.

The Sangh founthead listed among its concerns arming of Pakistan, patronising anti-India terrorism from there, China`s military activism in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, attempts to control Nepal through Maoism, and presence of its defence experts in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It further maintained that China was actively supporting insurgents in the North-East and abetting terrorism and separatism from across the border..

"Incidents of China using its cyber warriors for breaking into the information and communication systems of our country and spreading its spy network near sensitive areas by capturing projects through low cost tenders is also going to pose serious threats to nations security," RSS said in its resolution. It said the National Security Adviser had pointed out recently that China had set up "door traps" through which they get our information and data.

RSS also noted reports about Chinese troops intruding into Indian territory in Leh-Ladakh region and destroying tents and huts. "China has taken up several projects at low cost in India," it said. A long debate took place on China and the perceived threat emanating from it at the RSS conclave before the resolution was given a final shape and passed unanimously.

RSS has alleged that China has stationed long distance ICBMs along the Indian border, successfully test-fired anti-satellite and anti-ship missiles and developed nuclear submarines which can hit targets upto a distance of 8,500 Km. "It is imperative on the part of India to immediately develop capabilities to effectively counter these threats," the resolution said.

There was concern also over China making big inroads into the Indian market through its products. "In Telecommunications, India has not made any efforts to go beyond developing first generation technology. As a result, all the equipment required in 3G and 4G technology is being supplied by China only. This is posing a serious danger to our information and communications systems, it said.