Chinese troops can reach Delhi in 48 hours, claims TV channel, gets trolled on Twitter

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January 18, 2017 1:23 PM

A Chinese state TV channel on Tuesday proudly proclaimed that it would take China's motorised troops just 48 hours to reach Delhi.

chinese troos, chinese tropps delhi, india china war, indo-hina rwlations, south chna sea, nsg, buclear suppliers groups, india china troubles, chinese army, chinese army delhiExperts believe that the statement is logically incorrect and by no means can the Chinese motorised troops reach Delhi in 48 hours (Reuters)

A Chinese state TV channel on Tuesday proudly proclaimed that it would take China’s motorised troops just 48 hours to reach Delhi. And while this, not the first ridiculous statement to have come from the often hostile neighbours, it is as specific as one could get. Experts believe that the statement is logically incorrect and by no means can the motorised troops reach Delhi in 48 hours, considering the terrain and the Indian forces to counter them.

It also seems that the good people of India a did not take the statement very kindly or seriously either. As the news of the statement spread like wildfire among the Indian population, so did the jokes about China. India’s relationship with China has only gone from bad to worse in the last few years owing to a difference in policies and land disputes and the latter blocking India’s entry into the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG). However, despite its superpower status, it does not look it the tactic could scare off anybody on Twitter, at least.

According to Indian security experts, the statement remains to be an illogical rhetoric. Retired Colonel Rohit Agarwal, told the Quint that it was impossible for the motorised troops to infiltrate the mountainous terrain and advance further inside. Although, a full-scale war between India can be a frightening situation considering both the countries have a joint population of 2.5 billion people and are in possession of nuclear weapons.

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