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India, China in passport, map row again
Indian Express [New Delhi, India], by Shubhajit Roy

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/23/2012 7:01:22 PM

New Delhi - India and China are once again locked in a war over maps, with Beijing showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as its territories in its new e-passports. In response, New Delhi has started issuing visas with India’s map stamped on the visa stickers, including both Arunachal and Aksai Chin. The face-off began a few weeks ago, after New Delhi discovered the maps in the e-passports of Chinese nationals visiting India. Instead of rejecting the passports altogether, a “fairly considered” decision was taken to issue visa stickers with a stamp of the Indian map on it.

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Not sure what this story means, but it made me think of "Two Tribes," by Frankie Goes to Hollywood." "When two tribes go to war - A point is all you can score."

What´s next between these two?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/23/2012 8:22:04 PM     (No. 9031125)

My goodness, that´s almost as naughty as the Islamonazis showing all of Israel as "Palestine" on their maps.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John Schmuke, 11/23/2012 8:38:31 PM     (No. 9031136)

"Never fight a land war with China". Oh wait! Somebody did, to a bloody standstill, it was India. Goliath, meet Goliath.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/23/2012 8:54:12 PM     (No. 9031152)

Interesting that everyone finds this so amusing. China has already half-taken over Nepal. Has no one noticed that whatever China wants, if China keeps pushing, China usually gets?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/23/2012 9:55:37 PM     (No. 9031197)

#3, you make a good point. However, I think that in India, China has an opponent quite capable of matching it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tipover, 11/24/2012 12:24:01 AM     (No. 9031268)

If I recall correctly a battle hardened Vietnam fought China to a standstill as well. Did Vietnam ever thank us for the combat experience?

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