Opposed to Chinese One Belt One Road: India

The spokesman said that India was awaiting details of the Chinese suggestion a day after China, as current BRICS chair, indicated “widening” of the five-nation grouping during its summit later this year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 10, 2017 5:41 am

India on Thursday said that it is opposed to Chinese One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative since the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through the Indian territory. “We are all for promoting connectivity… but on the OBOR, our position is that since the so-called CPEC forms a part of OBOR, and it passes through Indian territory, that is where our difficulty lies,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said. He was non-committal on India’s presence at a conference on OBOR, which China is hosting in May.

The spokesman said that India was awaiting details of the Chinese suggestion a day after China, as current BRICS chair, indicated “widening” of the five-nation grouping during its summit later this year. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s had on Wednesday said that the grouping will build a platform for south-south cooperation, exploring a BRICS-plus model by holding talks with other developing countries to establish a more extensive partnership.

Baglay noted that every BRICS chair has arranged outreach alongside the grouping’s events and brought a flavor of its geography to the participants.

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    Raj
    Mar 10, 2017 at 5:50 am
    The best way is convert current LOC to a border, and do away with this baggage. stanis are just faking this concern for Kashmir - because on their side, no one even speaks Kashmiri. If they speak urdu, then it comes under ambit of Lucknow as urdu is an Indian language that originated in the territories of North India. It has nothing to do with Punjab or Sindh (traditionally stan).
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    1. blair tim
      Mar 10, 2017 at 4:40 am
      It is stan territory, it is nothing to do with India.
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        Sankaran Krishnan
        Mar 10, 2017 at 4:05 am
        Yes definitely INDIA will oppose the Chinese promoting the OBOR through India's territory and if good sense prevails they will change the track by diverting through the Terror Nation stan' internal territory or else shed the Economic corridor that runs through India without getting India's approval !!!
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          Levent
          Mar 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm
          This is a prime example of head in the sand atude. It makes absolutely no sense to deny something that history and prehistory has shown will work. India was part of the original Silk and e Road. Even the Brits are interested....
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            Levent
            Mar 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm
            Urdu, even the word comes from the Turkish word for army, ordu. It is a mixture of Turkic, Hindi and Persian and was spoken by Turkic and quasi-Turkic invaders - which I am sorry for.
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