China has sent out a clear message that it would object to any discussion about Pakistan’s alleged role in sheltering terrorists during the upcoming BRICS summit which will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. China is worried that Modi may raise the issue at the meeting because he did so at the Goa summit of BRICS last year, accusing Pakistan of being the ‘mother-ship of terrorism’. “We also noticed that India, when it comes to Pakistan’s counter-terrorism, has some concerns. I don’t think this is an appropriate topic to be discussed at BRICS summit,” Hua Chunying, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, said at a briefing. She also indicated that raising the issue might affect the success of the summit. “The world is paying great attention to the BRICS summit. I
NEW DELHI: In a diplomatic victory, India and China have agreed to "disengage" from the stand-off in Doklam on Bhutanese territory. After almost 10 weeks of sustained negotiations between top-level Indian and Chinese officials, the MEA on Monday said "expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is on-going." By the end of the day, as Indian troops withdrew from their post at Doka La, Chinese troops and their road-building equipment too were removed from the face-off site. The standoff has been on since June 16 when Indian troops physically stopped the PLA from building a road on Doklam plateau. In a second statement at the end of the day, MEA confirmed that both sides had moved out "under verification." The negotiations were cond...
NEW DELHI: Maldives and its people support India in its standoff with China at Doklam as Male values Delhi as a close neighbor, which will render assistance in times of crises, said Mohamed Nasheed, former president and principal Opposition leader of the island nation. “We should take sides and we are taking sides. If I am supporting India in its current crisis, it is in my own interest as neighbour like India supports in times of crises including natural disasters and requirements like supply of water. Maldives and India have lived with each for thousands of years. It is wrong for China to suddenly splash money and ask for support,” Nasheed told ET during his ongoing trip to India amid Chinese efforts to expand strategic outreach in South Asia including warships that would visit Mald
As both India and China refuse to cede ground in Doklam , raising the possibility of a conflict between the two countries, India has tried to checkmate China by putting China’s domination under threat. Line of Credit(LoC) are soft loans sanctioned by one country to another with low interest rates to fund infrastructure, agricultural, education projects and enhance co-operation between the two countries i. e. LoCs are soft loans to foreign countries to execute projects of their choice. China is the leader in providing LoCs to under developed and developing countries. But China by no means provides LoCs at low interest rates often sending countries into debt traps. Countries like Sri Lanka, Laos and Myanmar are debt trapped by China. In return China uses its leverage for favourable deci
Meeting Modi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Astana, Xi also congratulated India on becoming a full member of the grouping. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, briefing newspersons on the meeting, said that Modi agreed that China and India should deal with the sensitive issues between them. Hua said that Xi told Modi that both sides “should address major and sensitive issues.” “The Chinese side attaches great importance to this relationship with India, and will work together with India to complement each other’s major development strategies and stay in close communication and coordinate with each other on major regional and international affairs and maintain sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship,” Hua said. “During the meet
After smashing domestic and global box-office with record breaking numbers, SS Rajamouli's larger than life saga Bahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to take the Chinese box office by storm. The Prabhas-starrer will be soon releasing in China. "Lots of speculation about #Baahubali2 release in China... The update: #Baahubali2 makers have started the process of releasing in China," wrote Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter sharing the information. However, he added that no specific release date has been finalized and the makers are looking for an earliest date possible. https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/867607502736764928 https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/867607613499768833 After its release in the West, the film conquered the fort. Toppling Vin Diesel's Fate o...
China warned today that it will take “necessary measures” to defend its territorial sovereignty and interests after India “obstinately” allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the “disputed” parts of Arunachal Pradesh causing “serious damage” to the bilateral ties. China also lodged a protest with India’s Ambassador in Beijing Vijay Gokhale over the Dalai Lama’s visit. “India in disregard to China’s concerns obstinately arranged the Dalai Lama’s visit to the disputed part of the eastern part of China-India border, causing serious damage to China’s interests and China-India relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters. China firmly opposes this move, she asserted. “China’s stand on the eastern part of the borders is consistent and clear. India is keenly
India is in talks to sell short range surface-to-air missiles to Vietnam, the head of India’s defence research agency said on Wednesday, in what would be its first transfer of such weapons to the Southeast Asian country. India has been helping the Vietnamese military with training and patrol vessels, but a further deepening of ties with missile sales could draw criticism from China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea. New Delhi is currently talking to a number of countries for sales of its surface-to-air Akash missiles, said S Christopher, chairman of state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to establish India as an arms exporter. “We are talking to
India is ranked at the sixth spot, behind China and Japan, in a list of eight great powers for the year 2017 by a leading American foreign policy magazine which is topped by the US. The list is topped by the US, whereas China and Japan are at tie for being on the second spot. Russia (fourth) and Germany (fifth) are the other two countries ahead of India. Iran is ranked seventh and Israel is on the eighth spot. “Like Japan, India is often overlooked in lists of the world’s great powers, but it occupies a rare and enviable position on the world stage,” The American Interest magazine said in its latest annual report of eight great powers. India is the world’s largest democracy, home to the second-largest English-speaking population in the world and boasting a diversified and rapi
India grew fastest among major economies worldwide at over 7.5 per cent in 2016 and will continue to drive global growth in 2017 with its share in the world GDP expected to rise to 17 per cent, a study said today. “Asia will remain the fastest growing region of the world, but the spotlight will shift away from China to India and Indonesia,” PwC’s global economy watch said, adding that Indonesia is set to become the world’s 16th trillion dollar economy. As per the projections Chinese growth to remain at around the 6 per cent mark, while India’s contribution to world GDP growth could reach almost 17 per cent this year. The study noted that China will feel the costs of higher private sector debt burden. “China’s non-financial sector debt stands at more than 250 per cent of GDP. I