What should every Indian know about China?

China is thrice the size of India at about 9.6 million sq. km vs. 3.2 million sq. km with only a little more population than ours.Historically, the Chinese name for India was Tianzhu - meaning heaven. In return, Indians called them by chin (after their most glorious empire - Qin) that eventually got caught by rest of the world now.Although Indians incessantly talk & compare with China, the Chinese understandably don't compare themselves with India. It is because they want to emulate/compare themselves with Europe/US than a poorer country they have beaten in race since 1978. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/0... (everyone wants to be compared with someone better than them).Just like how we say Namaste (with folded hands), Chinese traditional greeting comprises of bowed head and folded palms.
Whether it be gold buying, sending students abroad, scouting for resources in Africa/Latin America or wooing foreign investors both India and China compete vigorously to rank in 1 or…

Can Russia reserve the right to sell BrahMos missiles to any country they want to, like China?





BrahMos is developed by joint venture of India and Russia hence for any sales of BrahMos the mutual consent of both the countries is required. Ie., India sold Brahmos to Afghanistan., which they deployed on Pakistan border before some years, was sold by mutual consent of both Russia and India. Similarly many countries had in past expressed interest to buy Brahmos with Vietnam and Phillipines showing urgency. The missiles were sold to Phillipines during this time too with the mutual consent of both Russia and India and the profits were shared by both countries respectively. Hence Russia alone cant sell Brahmos to China w/o consent of India which is impossible in any dimension of time!!

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