China is also funding and helping build several dams and water projects on the Indus - like the Diamer Bhasa Dam in Gilgit Baltistan - and rapidly building telecom and other dual use infrastructure in those areas.
In response to Indian objections to such projects, a Chinese website said: "The Indian jealousy coupled with suspicion against China has lately become bigger. Firstly, India adopts precaution against the Chinese enterprises by all possible means. And then cooks up the story of an "intrusion" along the border. Whenever China gets in touch with other neighbouring countries, it invariably triggers a series of anxiety from India."
China has never really gotten around to forgiving us for giving refuge to the Dalai Lama in 1959. The existence of the Tibetan government in exile, headquartered out of Dharamshala, is seen as an affront by many Chinese.
Image: A Tibetan security guard armed with an AK-47 rifle patrols the new bridge across the Yalungtsangpo river, which is also known as the Brahmaputra river as it flows into India 21 August 2003, on the outskirts of Tsethang, a historic town in the Yarlung Tsangpo valley where the earliest Tibetan kings reigned some 1,300 years ago.