India faces hostile neighbors in Pakistan for a long time
and recently in China making provocative statements about the disputed
territories in Kashmir and Sikkim regions respectively.
India faced resistance from Kashmiri youth in the troubled
state of Jammu & Kashmir opposing Indian rule in Kashmir. The protests in Kashmir
and from across the border with Pakistan received open support from Pakistan. The
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif recently made a statement supporting
protests in the Kashmir region which mark the anniversary of a slain resistance
fighter in Kashmir.
Chinese troops were seen in Indian territory across the Line
of control in Sikkim, North East corridor and caused some turbulence recently.
Chinese media representing Peoples Republic Government in China issued
statements blaming Indian military troops as having crossed the Line of Control
into the Chinese occupied dispute territory.
China made provocative statements earlier this month
suggesting that China would even attack India in order to defend Pakistan as a
Chinese ally in a similar manner India uses the excuse of defending Bhutan,
Indian ally and also a small neighbor of India.
Sri Lanka is located in the South East of India in the
Indian Ocean and maintained friendly relations with India recently in spite of
some previous hostilities related to the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils in Jaffna
All the previous Indian Governments showed patience when
dealing with China and kept Pakistan at bay when it comes to dealing with the
issue of disputed territories. In spite of Indo-Sina war which ended quickly in
1962 and many wars with Pakistan India still proposes peaceful negotiations
with China each time there is a dispute and usually takes a hard line approach
when it comes to dealing with unpredictable Pakistan.
The recent attack and killing of Indian pilgrims visiting
Amarnath temple in Kashmir by extremists could trigger some new tensions in
this region. Indian Government is looking to retaliate these killings effectively
without worsening the regional tensions any further.