Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - REGION -

This refers to the ar­ti­cle, ‘In­dia is on its own against China (HT, June 29)’. China con­sid­ers In­dia an ob­sta­cle to its am­bi­tious plan of dom­i­nat­ing the re­gion and uses var­i­ous tac­tics to sub­due or make us fall in line now and then, but with lit­tle suc­cess. To stop it from needling with provoca­tive ac­tions like re­sort­ing to in­cur­sions into our ter­ri­tory, op­pos­ing our stand on is­sues at the in­ter­na­tional fora, ob­ject­ing to our ac­tiv­i­ties in Arunachal Pradesh, our pol­icy of re­duc­ing im­ports from it may prove coun­ter­pro­duc­tive. In this sit­u­a­tion, we are left with only one op­tion of up­grad­ing our nu­clear and mis­sile de­ter­rent re­sponses. It may be an ex­pen­sive al­ter­na­tive, but when the sovereignty and in­tegrity of the coun­try is at stake, cost does not mat­ter.

Tarsem Singh, Mahilpur

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