this is also on brahma's home page http://chellaney.spaces.live.com/
he is talking about the pathology of surrender that india exhibits when it comes to china. that is, give away 'peripheral', 'unimportant' things, and soon enough you find they have taken your 'core' things as well.
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1962 war wounds kept open by China's hardline claims
The Times of India, June 7, 2007
China is a rising power but also an increasingly truculent state on territorial or maritime disputes with its neighbours, unable to rise above narrow considerations. Having awakened India long ago from its Nehruvian dream that good intentions are sufficient to run foreign policy, Beijing is now helping New Delhi discover how Chinese diplomacy helps underpin assertive claims and ambitions. Even as India has become more accommodating and forbearing in its dealings with China, Beijing has hardened its position on territorial issues....