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Clash of nationalists - India Today's Gaurav Sawant debates Global Times' Hu Xijin (video)

In a debate video posted by India Today on their Facebook page, Gaurav Sawant, the executive editor of India Today television, counters the statement given by Global Times Editor-in-Chief, HU Xijin.   Both the journalists are known for their ultra-nationalist stance.  Hu claims that China doesn’t want war, while Sawant points out that China has made about 50 war threats in less than 60 days.

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In a debate video posted by India Today on their Facebook page, Gaurav Sawant, the executive editor of India Today television, counters the statement given by Global Times Editor-in-Chief, HU Xijin. 

Both the journalists are known for their ultra-nationalist stance.

Hu claims that China doesn’t want war, while Sawant points out that China has made about 50 war threats in less than 60 days.

Hu then says that if India ever hangs around on Chinese soil, then it is an entirely different situation to which Sawant says that the area in question belongs to India and not to China and that such land disputes should be calmly discussed among the three involved nations.

Hu further says that India is not prepared for the worst and that the government is just teaching the citizens to hope for the best like a church leads citizens to prayer.

Sawant counters by saying that the citizens have chosen to believe in the government by voting for them rather than the forced government rule in China and that even when India hopes for the best, we are prepared for the worst. 

Hu then points out the mistake the Nehru government made in 1962 by thinking that China wouldn’t strike and that the present government is making the same mistake. Sawant then reminds Hu not to underestimate India just like they did in Sikkim in 1967 and Sumdorong Chu in 1986-87

Sawant concludes by asking China to stop their constant war-mongering and instead step back and calmly discuss the issues with the Indian government. 

Gaurav Sawant debates  Hu Xijin (video)

 

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