Paltan Director JP Dutta Says, ‘Indians Never Perceived China To Be An Enemy’

    Paltan Director JP Dutta Says, ‘Indians Never Perceived China To Be An Enemy’

    Indians Never Perceived China To Be An Enemy - JP Dutta

    Paltan Director JP Dutta Says, ‘Indians Never Perceived China To Be An Enemy’

    The Indo-China tensions have been simmering for quite a long time and now, India and China are engaged in a military standoff in Ladakh's Galwan valley. It was in the year 2011, that JP Dutta released the film Paltan. The Sonu Sood , Harshvardhan Rane starrer focussed on the 1967 Indo-China military clash along the Sikkim border but the film failed at the box-office.

    The director of Paltan JP Dutta opened up about the relations of both the countries and why he feels Paltan was a story much ahead of its time and a story that needed to be told.

    Dutta feels that the audiences could not relate to the film because according to them Pakistan is the one and only enemy that India has. He has been quoted by Mid-Day as saying, "It is ironic that the audience could not [relate] to the film. It is because we have conventionally believed that Pakistan is our primary enemy.”

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    He went on to reveal that China was never considered to be an enemy, “We have never perceived China as an enemy so far, but in reality, it was always a threat. When I read about the 1967 skirmishes between Indian and China, it caught my attention. I knew it was a story that needed to be told. Not many know that five years after 1962, the Indian army inflicted a heavy toll on the Chinese in a limited confrontation in Sikkim. We are strong enough to fight back any invasion from China." He told Mid-Day.