What is the News?
According to reports, China has constructed a second village along the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh.
However, the Indian Army has said that the location of this enclave was north of the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in Chinese-held territory.
Moreover, this strategy of construction of villages shows China’s salami-slicing tactics to nibble away territory of its neighbours like India and Bhutan.
What are 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.
Salami Slicing Tactics by China
China is the only country that has been expanding its territorial jurisdiction post-World War II at the expense of its neighbours. This expansion has taken place in both territorial and maritime regions.
For instance, the acquisition of Tibet, the capture of Aksai Chin and the annexation of Paracel Islands.
Source: This post is based on the article “Second Chinese village along Arunachal border: Satellite images” published by TOI on 19th Nov 2021.