India’s decision to seal Pakistan border irrational: Chinese experts

Wang Dehua, director of the Institute for Southern and Central Asian Studies at the Shanghai Municipal Centre for International Studies, said that a sealed border would only disrupt peace efforts made by the two sides.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:October 11, 2016 10:34 am
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India’s move to completely seal its border with Pakistan was a “very irrational decision” and would further complicate India-China relations considering Beijing’s “all-weather” strategic ties with Islamabad, a state media report on Tuesday quoted leading experts as saying.

“India is making a very irrational decision, since no exhaustive investigation has been conducted after the Uri incident, and no evidence proves Pakistan is behind the attack,” the Global Times quoted Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow from the official thinktank Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy, as saying.

Hu was commenting on Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s announcement on Friday that the 3,323-km-long border between India and Pakistan would be “completely sealed” by December 2018. A “completely sealed” border would further hinder the already scarce border trade and talks between the two countries, Hu said.

Wang Dehua, director of the Institute for Southern and Central Asian Studies at the Shanghai Municipal Centre for International Studies, said that a sealed border would only disrupt peace efforts made by the two sides.

“The country’s decision reflects its Cold War mentality, and would only cause deeper hatred among residents living in Indian- and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir,” Hu added. Since Pakistan is China’s “all-weather” strategic partner, India’s decision would make China-Pakistan-India relations more complicated, Hu said.

But he said a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute is in the interest of China’s homeland security, especially its western regions. Their hardline comments come ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week to take part in the BRICS Summit in Goa during which he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This will be their second meeting in two months. The two met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou last month. Monday, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong defended China’s “technical hold” in the UN on a ban on Masood Azhar, the head of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad.

“China is opposed to all forms of terrorism. There should be no double standards on counter terrorism. Nor should one pursue own political gains in the name of counter terrorism,” he had said indirectly accusing India.

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    Dinesh
    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:20 am
    China you lot are mouse and cat eaters
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      Knrao
      Oct 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm
      China occupied Tibet,Indian territory Aksai chin area 42000sq Kim's,and now teaching lessons to India.China is the biggest thief in the world.China will soon learn lesson from stan terrorists like America the past Usa also used to talk like this,before 9/11 attack.Now Usa has realized what is Islam.
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      Adrian Akau
      Oct 11, 2016 at 6:59 am
      It is irrational as the strict beef law.
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        mi haan
        Oct 11, 2016 at 5:32 am
        Is CP$ EC highway construction on Indian Soil, Third party gifting Indian Land to Ch! na . . . .all rational to Ch! na? . . . . What is Ch! na giving to India for using the highway . . dia can clear the pak army any day it decides to from the Ind ian soil (POK and GilandBalo) . . in that scenario, can Ch! na pay rent to India? . . . Ch! na should concentrate either bur - ping or far -ting . . . . not both simultaneously.
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          ashoks
          Oct 11, 2016 at 5:48 am
          Do what I say but dont do what I do......
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            avi
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:26 am
            SHUT UP ! Mind your own business you monkeys !!!
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              PN badri
              Oct 11, 2016 at 6:53 am
              Expert comments cannot totally rejected since our HM indirectly accepted the security lapses under his nose. Politicians no way better than think tanks.
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                CITBCOP
                Oct 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                CITBCOP , China is the biggest consumer of Pork. How on earth a Muslim and a Jew accept such pork eaters?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;China is an enemy of Humanity, an communist dictatorship country. Shut up Pork Eaters
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