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 Aksai Chin models threat for India : india, china, aksai chin, military, lac, Yunnan, assam, arunachal pradesh : ...
New Delhi: It is well known that Aksai Chin, the icy cold desert in Ladakh, was occupied by China nearly 60 years ago.
China's occupation of Aksai Chin in Ladakh is more than 40 years old, which is why Google Earth's satellite images of an Aksai Chin scale model in another part of China raises many questions.
The Aksai Chin model is located more than 2000 km east in Ningxia province and experts say it probably forms part of the Lanzhou Military Region which has been entrusted with the task of defending Aksai Chin.
www.ibnlive.com /news/india-face-threat-from-aksai-chin/17837-3.html   (485 words)

 India’s China War by Neville Maxwell
Aksai Chin, which became the heart of contention between India and China a century later, lay between the Lake and the Pass.
However, India categorically claimed Aksai Chin as part of the northern border and Nehru ruled it as "a firm and definite one which was not open to discussion with anybody." Thus far, the claim remained on the official map change and not reflected on the ground.
Aksai Chin was easily accessible from the Chinese side as an ancient trade route wedging from Sinkiang across the plateau to Tibet.
www.centurychina.com /plaboard/uploads/1962war.htm   (17703 words)

 Chin Fat -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Chin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1972 and received a doctorate from Princeton University in 1976.
Professor Chin was the project leader for a study commissioned by a Select Committee of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong into the cause of delays to the start of operation of the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chep La Kok.
Aksai Chin is currently under the administration of the People's Republic of China, with the vast majority of it as a part of Hotan County, in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/31/chin-fat.html   (1356 words)

 Aksai Chin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aksai Chin (which is in Uyghur language and literally means 'Chin's desert of white stones', Chin meaning Qing Dynasty) is a vast high altitude desert of salt at heights in the region of 5,000m.
Geographically part of the Tibetan Plateau and the Chang Tang, Aksai Chin is referred to as the Soda Plain.
a 500:1 scale terrain model [1] of eastern Aksai Chin and adjacent Tibet, built near the town of Huangyangtan, about 35 kilometres South West of Yinchuan, the capital of the autonomous region of Ningxia in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aksai_Chin   (760 words)

 CNN.com - Aksai Chin: China's disputed slice of Kashmir - May 24, 2002
It culminated in China seizing about 38,000 square kilometers (14,670 sq mile) of Indian territory in Aksai Chin, as well as another 5,180 sq km (2,000 sq miles) of northern Kashmir that Pakistan later ceded to Beijing under a 1963 pact.
The 1962 war over Aksai Chin led to the severing of direct air links between India and China, routes that were not reintroduced until March of this year -- heralding a warming of relations between the former foes.
Beijing just has to look at the 18-year old death toll on the icy pinnacles of the Siachen glacier, the world's highest 'cold war' to understand what extremes the nuclear adversaries are prepared to go to.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/05/24/aksai.chin   (623 words)

 50 Years After Independence | Friends of Tibet (INDIA) Data-Base
China needed Aksai Chin because it had plans to lay an access road from Tibet to the Xinjiang province (Sinkiang) in the west.
Aksai Chin was of far greater strategic significance to China than to India.
Finally, when their intentions in Aksai Chin became clear, the Government failed to take the public into confidence and evolve a coherent policy.
www.ibiblio.org /friends/databank/indiageneral/indiag20.html   (1479 words)

 AKSAI CHIN (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Aksai Chin é um território reivindicado pela Índia, como parte da Caxemira, e pela China.
Em 1959, a China anexou a região caxemira de Aksai Chin, e acordou com o Paquistão a recém obtida fronteira, uma decisão que encontrou furiosa reação por parte da Índia e que levou à guerra sino-indiana de 1962.
Quando a ocupação chinesa de Aksai Chin não pode mais ser escondida do público indiano, Nehru tentou esclarecer a questão no parlamento, desqualificando o território perdido como uma terra de pouco valor "onde nada cresce".
br.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /caxemira_livre/china.htm   (1376 words)

 The China-India Border War (1962) in depth - Accultured Robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
And while China and India dis- puted the border on two fronts (east in NEFA and west in Aksai Chin, this western border was especially significant, for China had built a military highway--to link Sinkiang and Tibet--here in 1956-57; Peking was adamant in retaining her right to this land.
The stage was set--in Aksai Chin and in the NEFA--for controversy, frunstrating negotiations, and eventual conflict and war.
China not only felt that Aksai Chin was legitimately hers (especially with little or no Indian presence in the area to indicate otherwise), but she was also adamant about the area because of the strategically important military highway which bisected it.
www.accultured.com /page.php?id=30   (17459 words)

 Thailandesl - UFO - Underground UFO bases in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the map the red zone is the disputed area still under Chinese control in the Aksai Chin area.
The Chinese held northeastern part is known as Aksai Chin and Indian South West is known as Ladakh.
Though India claims that Aksai Chin is part of India, the common belief in the Government, it is not a show stopper.
www.thailandesl.soundbankers.org /ufo_underground_bases_china_india.htm   (1646 words)

 India's China War - What do you make of it??? - History Forum
Its claim to the Aksai Chin region inthe west seemed strong, and it was clearly moving towards an AksaiChin/NEFA exchange as a basis for settling the dispute.
The Chinese argument that an evacuation of the Aksai Chin should in all fairness be matched by an Indian evacuation of the NEFA was dismissed.
True, India at the time did not make an issue of this; it was claiming the whole Aksai Chin and,just as China did not make an issue of India's misquotation of the 1899 proposal because it did not want to imply approval of the proposal, Delhi made only brief mention of the map differences.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1309   (2198 words)

 Deccan Herald News page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
India accuses China of occupying 38,000 square kilometres of its land in the Aksai Chin plateau on the western stretch of the border.
The Aksai Chin is vital to China’s control over Tibet and the southern slopes on the eastern sector are vital to India’s control over the north-eastern states.
Recovering Aksai Chin from the Chinese is not in the realm of the possible.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/oct31/edst.asp   (877 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Mailbag
India did not know that China was building the Aksai Chin road by linking Sinkiang with Tibet, posing thereby a threat to India.” His threat perception is very apt indeed.
It was also reported that the Chinese troops and some engineers were patrolling in the Aksai Chin area, with a view to constructing a road joining Western Tibet with Sinkiang.
Aksai Chin area is a very high plateau.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20000304/mailbag.htm   (1144 words)

 David Wong: Aksai Chin
Despite that Aksai Chin is essentially a barren patch of rocks and hills, I was excited.
Aksai Chin is a chunk of north-eastern Kashmir.
The scenery has been beautiful, since leaving the Aksai Chin region we've been passing through areas with more lakes.
www.speakeasy.org /~nastaliq/2005/09/16.html   (434 words)

 Asia Times - India can lower the border barrier with China
India lays claim to around 38,000 square kilometers of land occupied by China in the icy and barren Aksai Chin plateau on the western stretch of the border.
Another section of analysts believe that Aksai Chin remains vital to Chinese strategy and that China's mounting pressure on India in the eastern sector is to push Delhi to concede Chinese claims over the Aksai Chin.
An influential Indian strategic affairs analyst, Dr C Raja Mohan, points out that the Aksai Chin for Arunachal swap "involves a basic assumption that the Himalayas are a natural boundary between the two countries.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EH12Df01.html   (1436 words)

 Aksai Chin for Arunachal?
In its foolishness, the MEA thought that to designate a few passes for trade was sufficient to demarcate a border (is it not the same today with the opening of Nathu-la?).
The Machiavellian Zhou did not broach the topic of the border till the end of the fifties; but by that time it was too late for India as the Aksai Chin was fully in possession of the Liberation Army.
Obviously, the Aksai Chin road is strategically too important for Beijing as it is the only link between its two western provinces of Tibet and Xinjiang.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/jul/25guest.htm   (1789 words)

 Aksai Chin for starters
This is how the Aksai Chin came to be included in India on the Survey of India maps.
The Foreign Office came to be of the view that the border should be pushed further to the Kuen Lun range to absorb Aksai Chin and to put a British controlled buffer in between to forestall the apprehended Russian advance.
The Aksai Chin as a part of India is neither.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19980518/13850494.html   (1109 words)

 EDITORIAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Aksai Chin, which Beijing had annexed in the 1962 Sino-Indian war, man-made snow peaks, glacial lakes and snow rifts have been created for alleged military exercises in simulating training characteristic of areas of potential conflict.
And a loopline cutting across Aksai Chin to Kashgar completes the design of Beijing to be in alarming closeness to India.
Thus, the terrain of Aksai Chin where not even a blade of grass grew, as said by Nehru, could become a base of operations against India if Beijing thinks that its consolidation of its border is prevented if India does not agree to surrender Aksai Chin in exchange for Arunachal Pradesh.
newstodaynet.com /05sep/ed1.htm   (562 words)

 Route 219 - Yecheng to Ali - The Aksai Chin
A high altitude desert, too peripheral and too barren to have been of historical value, the Aksai Chin was to become one of the main focuses of the 1962 Sino-Indian border war.
In 1914, the British Indian government, eager to capitalise on their current strengths and formalise their north east boundaries with Tibet, held unsuccessful talks with Chinese and Tibetan delegates in the Indian hillstation of Simla (Shimla), the result of which was each of the three parties left with differing ideas of the borders drawn.
The road then meandered, gradually falling from the height of the Aksai Chin before rising again to the 5000m Lungmo Co [lake] near Changmar.
www.passages.org.uk /essays/219/219-4.html   (515 words)

 The Hindu News Update Service
He said talks would be held with China for opening up of the route to Kailash Mansarovar through Ladakh so that the time of pilgrimage to one of the most sacred religious place could be reduced.
In the same way, Baltistan (in Northern Areas under Pakistani occupation) is under control of foreign troops," he told a public meeting after laying the foundation stone for a 45 MW hydel power project here.
Aksai Chin is a part of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan in 1947 and later ceded to China.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/holnus/000200506111901.htm   (288 words)

 Facts of history
The natural frontier is the crest of a range of mighty mountains, a great part of which is quite inaccessible." Shahidullah, Sugat and the Aksai Chin plateau, north of Lingzi Tang were conceded to China.
We are afraid that the boundary must be withdrawn from the Kuen Lun range to the line detailed in para 10 of the attached Note, this being the boundary indicated to the Home Government in 1898 and to the Chinese authorities in 1899, and unless there is any objection this will now be done.
In August-September 1959, Nehru publicly conceded that the Aksai Chin was disputed territory.
www.flonnet.com /fl2018/stories/20030912002104800.htm   (3467 words)

 The Acorn: McMahon's line and Aksai Chin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Meanwhile Maoist China built a road through the Aksai Chin plateau that further complicated territorial boundaries.
A G Noorani writes that the dispute over Aksai Chin was really due to India's unilateral interpretation of a previously undefined border.The McMahon Line is clearly shown as India's boundary in the east.
A G Noorani writes that the dispute over Aksai Chin was really due to India's unilateral interpretation of a previously undefined border.
www.paifamily.com /opinion/archives/000740.html   (712 words)

 International Boundary Consultants
In the 1962 Sino-Indian War, China seized a Switzerland-sized area, Aksai Chin (Aksayqin), and overran Arunachal Pradesh (an Indian state the size of Austria).
In addition to the Aksai Chin, China and India dispute another section of Kashmir (the area west of Aksai Chin).
The termination of this boundary at the Karakoram Pass on the Chinese line of control suggests that Pakistan recognizes Chinese sovereignty over Aksai Chin, which is part of the former Princely State of Kashmir.
www.boundaries.com /India.htm   (1132 words)

 History Sino India War - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
The Sino-Indian Border War (Chinese: Zhong-Yìn Bianjìng Zhànzheng), was a war, declared from September 1962, triggered by a dispute over the Himalayan border in Aksai Chin between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India.
The disputed area was claim to be strategic for the PRC, as it enabled a western connection (China National Highway G219) between the Chinese territories of Tibet and Xinjiang.
The British Survey of India mapped the boundaries of Aksai Chin and the British government put up boundary markers, but administrative borders lay further south.
www.bharatadesam.com /history/sino_india_war.php   (1247 words)

 The Sino-Indian War - Chapter 1: Background to the Conflict
The Foreign Office came to be of the view that the border should be pushed further to the Kuen Lun range to absorb Aksai Chin and to put a British controlled buffer in between to forestall the presumed Russian advance, as the British did with Afghanistan, though nothing came of this.
The reasons given for this was that Askai Chin is an "integral" and "sacred" part of Tibet, which the Chinese claim.
Km of high plateau country known as the Aksai Chin in the district of Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir state bordering Tibet and Xinjiang province of China.
sinoindianwar.50megs.com /1.htm   (2239 words)

 The Hindu : Idealism bordering on blunder
There were several practical issues on which negotiations could have been conducted - especially in the 1950s when India was in a relatively strong position.
The upshot was that China ignored India - including the Pancha Sheel - and went ahead with its plan to build the road through Aksai Chin.
Arpi produces evidence showing that in 1955, an English mountaineer, Sydney Wignall, was deputed by General Thimayya to verify reports that the Chinese were laying the road through Aksai Chin.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2000/03/21/stories/13210611.htm   (1551 words)

 Nehru's China policy
The Prime Minister knew that the President was due to visit China shortly and that it had taken effort to overcome the effects of his own gaffe in 1998.
He was referring not only to the Aksai Chin and other areas in Ladakh but also to t he ones which India has accused Pakistan of gifting to China.
Instructions to officials for talks with China, which he approved on January 27, 1952, stated: "One of India's interests in negotiations with China on Tibet was the affirmation of the McMahon Line and the rest of the fron tier with Tibet." The Aksai Chin did not loom in his border consciousness then, significantly.
www.frontlineonnet.com /fl1715/17150780.htm   (3674 words)

 The Public Affairs Magazine- Newsinsight.net
Top officials said the agreement was informal and secret yet, and wouldn’t be contained in the documents signed between the two countries during Jiabao’s visit, but dissonance has been noted in China insisting on “respect for history” in the guiding principles of bilateral relationship-building, while India has reiterated a necessity for “accommodation of reality”.
Meanwhile, both sides have agreed for exchange of maps and disputed claims in the middle sector, and the established working principle is that disputed territories less than twenty kilometres will remain with the possessor, while larger areas will be scrutinised by the JWG on the border dispute, whose work has been decided to be expedited.
The Aksai Chin-Eastern Sector swap would be strictly exchange of territories and not populations, but India has queried the Chinese side about the status of the nomadic Tibetan refugees from Aksai Chin who have stayed on in India.
www.indiareacts.com /nati2.asp?recno=3253   (231 words)

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