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"Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments" a book on Indo-China

relations released
Kolkata, Feb 5 (UNI) India in 2018 is not the same as was in 1962, General Shankar Roy Chowdhury (Retd), former chief of the Indian army, opined during a book release here on Sunday.
He was speaking on India – China relations on the occasion of launching of a book ‘Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments’ authored by veteran journalist Amalendu Kundu.
“Geography can’t change,” General Roy Chowdhury pointed out, and India would have to co-exist with China as a neighbour. “We have to compete, contain but if necessary we also have to confront China.” the former chief of the army staff assured that there was nothing wrong with India militarily. “At the level of the soldier, the officer, the commander or the field commander, there is no problem. But, I don’t know what is happening at the level of higher command or at the political level.” But, it was necessary for India to build its economy, an area where China had excelled over India.
General Roy Chowdhury said the policy-makers in Delhi had always paid more attention to the western border. “The east has always been distant from Delhi.” But, all these were now changing, General Roy Chowdhury assured. The Look East Policy was an instance, though this had come in confrontation with the One Belt One Road project of China.
Governor of Tripura Tathagata Roy said China had no intention of invading India and making it a colony. “It wants to keep the pot boiling and keep India on its toes so that India can’t devote its
entire energy in economic development.” Roy also pointed out that the present problem is a result of long period of negligence by Indian decision makers of the past.
Former director general of police of Sikkim RK Handa, who had also served as the senior police official in Darjeeling in the days of Gorkhaland movement of Subash Ghisingh, said the Gorkhaland movement was aided by the Congress government in Delhi in those days to put the Jyoti Basu government in West Bengal government in trouble. “But Jyoti Basu, an astute politician that he was, did not allow Bengal to be divided again. “The agitation leaders in Darjeeling should be told
there can’t be a Gorkhaland state there,” Handa said.
Amalendu Kundu, who has spent a lifetime in journalism in Sikkim, recalled the way the contemporary history of Sikkim had unfolded in front of his eyes.The book, published by Poets Foundation, is divided in three sections: India-China relations, the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling and the situation in Sikkim. Besides the main author Amalendu Kundu, there are contributions from writers from different walks of life.
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