The Epitome of Hypocrisy

"War is what happens when language fails."

The Indian Express

According to reports, China has asked the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China to prepare for war. Thousands of Chinese military personnel deployed at the India-China border in eastern Ladakh have been provided with high-tech equipment to manage the heavy winter. Behind close doors, India has been much more explicit.

The Indian Express: Delegate, you mentioned that Japan is striving to ensure that the 'Status quo' between India and China is maintained and that it strongly condemns any form of war, especially a 'Cold war' in the region. However, Japan, along with Germany, played a central role in the Cold War between the 1960s and 1970s. Both countries fought against the United States and its allies during World War II where they emerged as critical objectives and participants in the contest between the Soviet- and American-led blocs.

Japan has been a propagator of the cold war in the past, and a few of its current strategies match cold war tactics. How does it expect nations such as India and China, which face an unprecedented crisis, not indulge in wars like these to combat economic downfall and recessions at a situation?

The delegate of State of Japan: "Japan is against all forms of war. Yes, Japan has engaged in cold wars in the past, and it continues to follow similar strategies to date. Still, we believe that peaceful deliberations between the two ends can only solve India and China's conflict. Japan is ready to help the two sides achieve the same.

The Indian Express: Delegate, you mentioned the various United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions that India has violated in the past. However, these were retaliation from the Indian side to the Chinese counterparts since they had violated Article 2 (5) of the Charter of the United Nations, the primary document of the United Nations. China illegally interfered in sovereign matters of India. Isn’t it justified on India’s behalf to retaliate?

The delegate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: “We duly agree that China had violated the Charter of the United Nations, but it was India that illegally crossed Chinese borders at Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley. Hence, it was justified on the part of China to defend itself at the borders.”

One thing was sure from the Press conference; none of the parties involved in a conflict wanted to enter into a full-fledged war. All the nations present in the committee were on a consensus that the conflict can be solved only by peaceful negotiations.


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