jul 15th, 2009
the chances are that there will be a short, sharp war again with china attacking and walking off this time with arunachal pradesh.
the last time there was a malayali defence minister (v k krishna menon), malayalis bigwigs in foreign service (sardar panikkar as amb to china), malayalis as secretaries to nehru dynasty types (m o mathai), etc. india lost tibet and aksai chin.
this time it is even worse. india may lose arunachal, sikkim, and maybe the pasupati-to-tirupati corridor will become an international boundary. or the northeast with its pious christists, will secede and become 'greater nagaland'.
what joy is in prospect for india's 'strong' prime minister. who will then whine that he has lost sleep because the hans killed some mohammedans inadvertently while bombing bengal. (btw, why hasn't he already said he has lost sleep over the killing of uighur mohammedans by the hans? or is it ok because it is hans doing the killing?)