‘US attempts to rope in India to contain China’
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Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 22:26
  
Beijing: US is wooing India to build a new Asia-Pacific strategic structure to contain China, complicating Sino-Indian ties, according to a write up in the state media here on Monday.

The write up in the 'People's Daily' online said the US policy to "besiege" China with intricate network of alliances with India has become a "test" for the Sino-Indian ties.

"In recent years, China and India's cooperation has made significant achievements in various areas and both countries have maintained good coordination and cooperation in dealing with major international affairs, including border issues," it said.

But America's attempts to rope in India to build new Asia-Pacific strategic structure to contain China is complicating bilateral ties between the two Asian neighbours, the write up said.

"The development of the China-India relations is being tested by the US' strategic adjustment in the Asia-Pacific Region, which will have a complicated and in-depth influence on the future of China-India relations," it said referring to US' attempts to build alliances especially in Beijing's neighbourhood.

The article also referred to multinational military co-operation, including US-Australia-India cooperation and US Japan-India cooperation.

"One of the main topics of the dialogue is on how to deal with China's growing global military and political status. India's participation put it into the diplomatic network jointly established by the United States and Japan with the purpose of besieging China," it said.

"Both China and India are the world's largest developing countries and emerging economies. The two countries have many common strategic interests, not withstanding certain differences.

China and India have similar views and common strategic needs in many aspects of international affairs, and share common understanding and value judgements in quite many fields," it said.

For example, both are unanimous in opposing unipolar world while supporting a multi polar world; both need a stable and peaceful environment for development, it said.

"To this end, the possibility for both countries to make friendly cooperation is much greater than that of walking toward conflicts and war. Therefore, China and India need to deal with bilateral relations from a strategic perspective."

"This will be conductive to create a mutual trust and benefit featured Asian security environment and deter penetration from foreign powers who attempt to interfere with Asian affairs," the write up said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012, 22:26


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