When was it?
There was a border dispute with India somewhere in the '60s (I believe 1967), the Indians claim victory, the Chinese claim victory. Apart from that small skirmish, what is the last true Chinese military victory?
An unavoidable war is called justice.
When brutality is the only option left,
it is holy.
Machiavelli - The Prince 1513.
Eric, it's okay to confuse a Paki for Indian, but not an Indian for a Paki. That's just not cool. We don't claim victory after getting beaten up black and blue LOL. You're confusing our behavior with them
I guess China's greatest victory is that they are the so-called "oldest surviving civilization" on the planet... i.e. no foreign culture was able to change that... I would say that's the ultimate victory... after all, victory should be judged based on the final outcome and result of a conflict and not it's process...
No Matter Who Wins, our troops are always in Good Hands!
\\I guess China's greatest victory is that they are the so-called "oldest surviving civilization" on the planet...\\
China is not THE oldest surviving civilization. It is ONE OF THE oldest surviving civilization. The other being India.
As per historians, there are four civilizations which can be termed as "cradles of civilization". - Egypt , Mesopatamia, India and China. The Egyptian and Mesopatamian civilizations are gone, but India and China survived. India especially went through countless invasions and colonialism and yet managed to protect its civilization intact.
Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam
(Make this World Noble)
"Chinese official," 1580s, via Port. mandarim or Du. mandorijn from Malay mantri, from Hindi mantri "councilor, minister of state," from Skt. mantri, nom. of mantrin- "advisor," from mantra "counsel," from PIE base *men- "to think" (see mind). Form influenced in Portuguese by mandar "to command, order." Used generically for the several grades of Chinese officials; sense of "chief dialect of Chinese" (spoken by officials and educated people) is from c.1600. The type of small, deep-colored orange so called from 1771, from resemblance of its color to that of robes worn by mandarins.
The word 'China' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Cina' referring to the Qin dynasty.
Asian country, 1550s, probably ultimately from Skt. Cina-s "the Chinese" (earliest European usage is in Italian, by Marco Polo), perhaps from Qin dynasty, which ruled 3c. B.C.E. Latinized as Sina, hence sinologist. The Chinese word for the country is Chung-kuo, lit. "the Middle Kingdom." Chinatown first attested 1857 in California.
Below is the excerpt from book Indian and her neighbourhood written by a French author which talks about the 1967 clashes with China.
Funny how Chinks keep shouting they defeated the most powerful Military Machinery in the 50s, when they had help from the Soviets & the most powerful Military Machinery had a hand and leg tied up behind its bag plus a lot of other limitations.
Some reality check: By 1953 when the US called for negotiations, they had already gained the momentum again and figured out how to treat an overcome the Chinks. It was the civil unwillingness to go all the way that finished the war there.
speaking of indians defeats.. indians get ripped apart from the pakistanis in most battles
1965- runn ul Kutch - a complete route for the indian military
1965 - battle for kashmir - after 2 weeks of hard fighting indians ran to UN for a ceasefire
1984- saichin glacier - indian loses more men, equipment and money in this on going duel
1999- kargil is where we ready kicked india in the balls....in end it took an american marine general to back us down
indian in general are third class warrier race, no wonder every one conquered them, from muslims to christians
Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.