Statement Regarding India-China Border Clash

Statement Regarding India-China Border Clash

FIPA CONDEMNS CHINA’S BARBARIC ATTACK ON INDIAN ARMY PERSONNEL AND EXPRESSES SUPPORT TO THE CAUSE OF LIBERATION OF ALL COUNTRIES OCCUPIED BY CHINA

TOKYO – 23rd June 2020

The members of Free Indo-Pacific Alliance (FIPA) are deeply concerned at the tense and escalating military situation between Indian and Chinese armies on India-Tibet borders, especially the unfortunate happenings at Galwan area in Ladakh region of India during the June 15-16 night. Details which have come out so far indicate that as the officer level dialogue between the two sides was still in progress, about 20 India soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash.

FIPA takes a serious note of the fact that despite decades long understanding between the two sides over not using serious violence, especially armed violence, in a situation of dispute between two armies, the Chinese soldiers used tools like nail studded clubs and iron rods to attack an unsuspecting contingent of Indian soldiers. This is barbaric and deserves all out condemnation by every civilized person and organization all around the world.

FIPA is a joint think tank and alliance of all such countries of the Indo-Pacific region which are the targets of bullying by the current government of People’s Republic of China (PRC). FIPA also includes and strongly stands by the countries like Tibet, East Turkistan, Southern Mongolia, Manchuria and Hong Kong which are suffering under illegal occupation of PRC. Prominent members of FIPA include Japan, India, Taiwan, and Vietnam in addition to the above-mentioned occupied countries.

FIPA strongly believes that since China occupied Tibet illegally in 1951, it has had no legal, moral or political right to use its colonial presence in Tibet as a logic to stake claims over Indian land. Hence, we expect that in any dialogue between India and China over territorial disputes along Indo-Tibetan borders, the exile Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), which is established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled ruler of Tibet, must also be included.

We also underline the historic fact that due to deep cultural ties and friendly relations between India and Tibet, this border has been among the most peaceful borders in the world over tens of centuries before China occupied Tibet and moved on to Indian borders in 1951. We therefore call upon the government of PRC to vacate its colonial occupation of Tibet, East Turkistan, Southern Mongolia, Manchuria and Hong Kong.
This will automatically rehabilitate peace in South Asia and beyond.

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