Gangtok, Apr 8 (PTI) Slamming China for its expansionist agenda, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar today called for boycott of Chinese goods to undermine the country economically.

“China can not be defeated militarily and so it is imperative to hit its economy by boycotting Chinese goods altogether,” he said at a book release function here.

Beijing gets easily rattled by boycott of its goods by other countries, Kumar, the founder of the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, observed.

Taking potshots at the expansionist agendas of China, Kumar said that it has been working for years to corner India from all sides for which it has generously funded development projects in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Flaying the successive Indian governments for falling to Chinese overtures for friendly relations over the years, the RSS leader said: “Let none of us believe what China says or does on maintaining good relations with neighbours, including India, as it is a ‘non-believer’ nation which has nursed imperialist designs since ages.”

“We also must understand that China’s symbol is dragon which spits fire and swallows prey animals,” Kumar said and warned that it will be disastrous to take Beijing’s expansionist plans lightly.

“The world has seen how China gobbled up Tibet in 1950s on the same lines it had usurped territories of a number or East Asian countries since it’s emergence as a military power in the second half of the 20th century,” he said.

The RSS functionary complimented the Narendra Modi government for its deft handling of Doklam standoff last year and said that a strong measure by India forced China to have a re-think about its expansionist plan.

China had deployed about four lakh soldiers with an aim to capture Doklam in Bhutan, but India foiled its designs by rushing 34,000 troops along with military support that forced Beijing to back off after months-long standoff.

It was a perfect response from India and that is how one can contain the Chinese imperialist game plan, he said lavishing praise on the Modi government.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.