Officials at the US State Department have noted that Wednesday’s speech was intended to map out a strategy for US-India relations for the next century, in which the region’s leading democracies could blunt China’s growing influence.
The government made this clear in a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, when members raised queries on the Doklam issue.
“China will never pursue development at the expense of other’s interests, but nor will China ever give up its legitimate rights and interests. No one should expect China to swallow anything that undermines its interests,” said President Xi Jinping.
Xi announced adoption of a national anti-corruption legislation and the creation of a corruption reporting platform linked to all anti-graft bodies in China.
A day before that, an army jawan and a porter were killed and six others injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to shelling at the forward areas along the LoC in the Poonch district.
Nikki Haley said Donald Trump has taken a “tougher approach to Pakistan harboring terrorists.”
As the US recalibrates its ties with Pakistan and Afghanistan, India must find ways to intervene in the new strategic spaces.
There has been a sharp spike in the number of Chinese visitors in Seychelles over the last six years — from about 500 in 2011 to over 15,000 in 2016.
The move comes days after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi explain the resumed road-construction by the Chinese near the Doklam plateau
China and India are important neighbours to each other and are the two largest developing countries and emerging markets, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
The government with the concurrence of state governments has agreed to give this work to us and taking this as an example, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has asked their home ministry to give this task to them,” the BSF DG said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting President of the European Council Donald Franciszek Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the summit, to be held here on Friday.
The MoU covers upgrading of Yamethin Women’s Police Training Centre to boost the capabilities of the Myanmar Government in building capacities of its police force with technical and financial assistance from Government of India, the statement added.
US President Donald Trump has said that he would change US approach to Pakistan, which continues to harbor militants and terrorists who target US service members and officials, said Senator John McCain, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee.
Despite the weakening growth numbers in both these countries, China and India will continue to be the key growth engines for the sector in Asia, representing over 80 per cent of the expected growth in 2018, says a Moody’s report.