@Aya Shawn
Living in Singapore, professional investorMay 1
There is no doubt that this is basically impossible.
Although India has not been a unified country over the past thousands of years, having been fragmented for much of that time and seemingly easily conquerable, the Himalayas and Ti...an Plateau have protected the Indian subcontinent.
The yellow line I drew shows the natural dividing line between China, India and Indochina, which is mainly composed of the Himalayas, the Ti...an Plateau and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
The Chinese Empire has always been an agricultural civilization. Over the past 4,000 years, they have become a superpower many times and split and collapsed many times. But even when they were at their most powerful, such as the Han Empire, Tang Empire, Yuan Empire and Ming Empire, their control was unable to cross the Himalayas. The obstacles of natural conditions exceeded the capabilities of ancient humans.


During the Tang Empire, explorer and monk Xuanzang’s journey to the West. This is a route of tens of thousands of kilometers. Why didn't he take a straight line into India? Of course this cannot be done
During the Tang Empire, the famous Chinese explorer explored India twice. His route from China to India was tortuous. He first passed through the desert area of ??the Silk Road, then entered Central Asia, and then circled southward. Finally came to India.
This 3D terrain map may provide a clearer picture of the route ancient China needed to take when trying to conquer India
Suppose the Chinese Empire sent an army of one hundred thousand men to attack India via this route, the logistical problem would be unsolvable. The soldiers will starve to death before reaching India because the large number of no-man's land and desert areas along the way cannot support the survival of so many people.
In fact, as an agricultural civilization, the Chinese Empire relied heavily on the agricultural output of temperate and subtropical zones, and when their armies strayed too far from these mature agricultural areas, they were often unable to sustain them for long periods of time.
For any typical Chinese empire, no matter how powerful they are, it is difficult for their territory to break through the deserts of Central Asia in the west. The south will basically not enter the tropics and plateau zones, and the north will basically not enter the cold zone.