Arun Shourie, a noted Journalist, Activist, Scholar and Columnist is the author of several books, several of them on a diverse range of subjects related to his journalistic interests, including corruption and brilliant exposé of the Indian Communist party's long-standing anti-national policies.
China poses bigger threat than Pakistan: Arun Shourie
BJP leader and noted journalist Arun Shourie on Friday warned that China was a bigger threat to India than Pakistan.
a talk on his newly-launched book, ‘Self Deception: India China
Policies’ during the Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture event, Shourie
said 2014 was crucial year for India not only because it would be
distracted with polls but also because the US would be withdrawing from
In a bid to ensure that their defeat was not a rout,
Americans would need support of Pakistan. This meant that it will give
Pakistan more freedom to increase its anti-India activities.
deflecting it back to India, Shourie said, Pakistan had no option to
escape the monster of terrorism it had created in its own soil.
he said India had to take advantage of the fact that the Taliban of
Afghanistan too had its issues with Pakistan. In that sense Pakistan was
more manageable than China, which was certainly the biggest threat. He
said China had a clear view of its own and had benchmarked itself with
In China, there was a perception that India did not mind
losing territory. If a claim is made long enough, India would get used
“Claim and grab is their policy. If we are not careful,
Aksai Chin would be repeated,” he said. He said there was already a
reaction against China in Asia owing to its aggressive posture on
territorial claims. It was necessary for India that it took advantage of
the situation and formed alliances.
Tughlak Editor Cho Ramaswamy
said that the Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was “Godsend” to the nation now
and was essential for the nation to come out of the overall tragedy in
governance it was facing. He said facts brought out in Shourie’s book
showed how naive our leaders could be.