Salami Slicing Tactics – UPSC Prelims

Salami Slicing Tactics:
  • Salami slicing is described as a strategy that involves the divide and conquer process of threats and alliances to overcome opposition and acquire new territories.
  • The term was coined by Stalinist dictator Mátyás Rákosi during the 1940s. He used the term to justify the actions of the Hungarian Communist Party to grab complete power in Hungary.
Salami Slicing Tactics by China:
  • China is the only country that has been expanding its territorial jurisdiction post-World War II at the expense of its neighbours. This expansion has taken place in both territorial and maritime regions.
  • For instance, the acquisition of Tibet, the capture of Aksai Chin and the annexation of Paracel Islands.
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