A symposium on the ‘Indo-Chinese stand-off at Doklam-Strategic Perspective’ was organised by the Karnataka Chapter of the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS).
N. Parthasarathi, retired diplomat, addressed the gathering, explaining the strategic implications and said that control of Doklam by China could lead to the potential loss of control in the north-east region. Mr. Parthasarathi also spoke about the increasing trade deficit with China which now stands at around $49 billion.
Sandeep Unnithan, who has written ‘Black Tornado’ a book on the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, also spoke about the Chinese strategy of countering India’s growth in the south Asian region as well as the influence of Japan and South Korea in the east Asian region by using Pakistan and North Korea as ‘firewalls’.
A former army man and a 1962 war veteran V.M. Patil, delivered the concluding talk at the symposium.
Source: The Hindu