Q. Salami-slicing tactics of acquiring new territories, recently seen in news is being used by which of the following country?

[A] Russia

[B] Belarus

[C] China

[D] Afghanistan

Answer: C

About the salami-slicing tactics: 

  • Salami slicing is described as a strategy that involves the divide and conquer process of threats and alliances to overcome opposition and acquire new territories.
  • The term was coined by Stalinist dictator Mátyás Rákosi during the 1940s. He used the term to justify the actions of the Hungarian Communist Party to grab complete power in Hungary.
  • The acquisition of Tibet, the capture of Aksai Chin and the annexation of Paracel Islands are some of the examples where China used salami-slicing tactics.

Source: Defense Exercises