The thing I don't understand about certain Indian analysis of the border is why they would think military offence is the prime motivator of building transport and infrastructure in Tibet. The things is your summary comments and speculates on Chinese intent while the only facts that are verifiable are
1) China is building roads and rail
2) Tibet is a sensitive internal security issue
These facts are self-evident and does not revolve around Indian concerns. Road and rail is being built at an blazing pace all over China and internal security has always been a (if not the) top priority of the Chinese government.
Natural but not rational. A nation that thinks this way is apt to shoot at shadows.
Could it be tht China is tryin to modernise Tibet and attract tourism rather then move troops, Both India and China r growing superpowers, I dont thk neither of them r crazy enough to start a war over border disputes . they dont want to kamikaze their economics just wen they just started to expand
I read that article too. Anyways the point is infrastructure is being upgraded. Not only military but locals will benefit considerably. Take the example of Rohtang tunnel, it will provide an all weather connectivity to Ladakh region. What ever may be the motive behind the construction which is just a matter of perspective, things are being getting done thats reality. I dont think we are going to see a war in near future with china. lets hope it never occurs . But keep the guns shining, they look better.
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