China on Wednesday said it has taken note of growing military cooperation between India and the US and hoped that it would be ‘conducive’ to regional peace and stability.
“We have noted the recent frequent military cooperation in the region between some countries,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing in Beijing, replying to a question about US official’s reported comments about cooperation between India and Washington to track submarines in the Indian Ocean.
“Hope relevant cooperation is conducive to peace and stability,” she said.
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Earlier China reacted guardedly to India’s decision to open up military bases to the US for logistics during this month’s visit of US Defence Secretary Ash Carter to New Delhi.
“India is also an influential country in the world and India has been upholding independent diplomatic policy. India will make up its diplomatic policies based on its own interests,” another Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has said, reacting to India’s decision to sign logistic supply agreement, (LSA) which enables troops of both the countries to avail their military bases for logistics.