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Trapped In The Theatre Of Big Powers Rivalry

By: An Inhabitant *



We are trapped in a great power game - trapped between India and China which in no way concern our interest/security. The Indian State will never think and allow for our genuine progress and unrestrained all round development rather it would concentrate on law and order and so and so to secure its hegemonic interest/security.

Insurgency will never be made to be resolved with acceptable/logical solution. They will always try that it will never be that much strong beyond its strategic calculations. To ensure that, it researches and analyses so that all of us will be pitted against one another on ethnic lines and myopic interests.

It has been/will be systematically whipped up for a sinister reason. This policy will never cease away as long as the people of the land aspire to realize their True Self. India has a stake to maintain the divisiveness/sectarianism to counteract and avoid the full blow of the natural forces of change in this land of the Phanek-wearing mothers. We won't be allowed to move back or forward beyond a point. We will always be tamed to be chained at a point.

In this Mongolian belt, the abode of a people so perceived as India's Red Indians, they see everywhere China in our eyes, in our physical appearance- there most fearsome rival at whose hand they had a very humiliating defeat. They can never forget it. They make us what we are and we will always be suspects in their eyes no matter how hard we try to remove it.

What is India's Look East Policy? It is nothing but a policy for engaging in a competitive Trade-War between India and China in the southeastern region of Asia, precisely ASEAN Countries, which is traditionally a Chinese stronghold area. The engagement is to have access to and domination of Market and which will serve as bulwark for political maneuverability and domination and Hegemony to counter the Chinese influence in the region and beyond.

The smaller Countries are only to serve as mere pawns in this grand Trade-War for expanding space of domination and hegemony. India will pursue such trade in a way to make these Countries dependent on Indian market for their Countries' Net revenue as well as creating a situation of strong/unavoidable necessity for Indian goods in these Countries' market.

As such, two sphere of the trade emerges, one meant for the Indian China-belt because of the troubling and suspicious perceptions of this region and by virtue of this, much of the substantive trade will be happening in this latter sphere.

No rooted self-sustaining trade and worth benefiting to the locals will happen through this China belt. The future will be unfolding as a saga of massive exploitation. From time to time to secure the smooth passage without any misgiving of this ambitious venture, an illusion/deception will be generated by a grand announcement and ceremony to hail the opening of East-Door.

Geopolitics demands complete domination and the imprisonment of the souls and spirits of the people of this Indian China belt areas because of its proximity to Chinese Territory and calculations based on assumptions of the vulnerability of the people of the land to Chinese influence away from India; and that is why- a strategic and sensitive area.

Much and much unimaginable things to us will be tried upon this China belt of theirs- vulnerable to Chinese influences as think so and you know why? They will do so until and unless they succeed to eliminate China in our eyes and face in this land. They will never sincerely help to develop the people and the land.

It will be suicidal to them in their logic because they see China in our eyes. Perhaps they are going to allot for us the choice to serve as road-side dhabhas and brothels among despicable others for the royalty of Birlas,Tatas, Ambanis-which the Indian State have been nurturing for the last five decades- and their counterparts from across the borders.

We are trapped in the theatre of this Big Game- trapped between the game of Civilized and Uncivilized. It is time to work and strive for our United Self-Politico-economic maneuverability space before it is too late. We have to look for it with an urgency and willful moral conviction.

Even if the situation demands our independence from this theatre, we must be prepared to be ready. It must be our responsibility to our genuine collective Self. And if we are alert and critical by standing a little away from where we all stand, the imposed colonial deceiving clouds and smokes manufactured by the outsiders for us which is blurring our eyesight will be passing stark naked in front of our awoken eyes.


'An inhabitant' - a pesudonym used by Nongnallakpa Horam writes regularly for e-pao.net .
He can be reached at [email protected]
This article was webcasted on Jan 17th, 2005


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