India And China Must Maintain World Peace Through Constant Talks
Chinese Foreign Ministry has begun groundwork for an informal meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will be held in the historic coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, from October 11 to October 13.
This will be the second informal summit between the two leaders since they met in Wuhan, China, in April, 2018, to discuss strategic and long-term bilateral issues. It was the Wuhan meeting which helped to normalize bilateral relations after the 73-day tense military stand off between the Chinese and Indian armed forces in the summer of 2017.
Thank god, it did not trigger a military clash which would have led to serious consequences for both the Countries. May be this time Pakistan may have teamed up with China and Tibetans and Quighers may have gone all out for a fight for their independence.
Thus this would be second informal meeting between the two leader has also become a mechanism of high-level strategic exchange of ideas between China and India. Such talks will play an important role in enhancing mutual trust and a tremendous increase in cooperation.
China has long had territorial disputes with India and other neighbours which even led to armed conflicts with India in 1962 and later with Vietnam.
Later the two countries signed an agreement to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas, and both sides have pledged to settle territorial disputes by peaceful means,
Though due to Chinese intrusive patrolling activities India still apprehends that China will resort to military activities and therefore has intense distrust on China in terms of security.
Yet with development as the top priority, India seeks to maintain a good-neighborly relationship and peaceful environment, and has no intention of engaging in war with any neighboring countries unless forced upon.
Separatist forces advocating separation of Kashmir from India have long been backed by Pakistan, which in turn is backed by China. Also a good part of Ladhak is under illegal occupation of China along with a portion of Gilgit Baltistan. This reflects Chinese greed for expansion and intention to split India. China’s friendly attitude and strong support for Pakistan are seem to be directed against India.
In recent years, India has developed good relations with all the Asian countries barring Pakistan. Remarkable achievements have been made in economic cooperation. India has nothing against China’s expanding trade in South Asia and the Indian Ocean.
However what India objects is the initiation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor as part of Belt & Road Initiative, passing through the illegally occupied Indian Territory known as Pak Occupied Kashmir.
Such contradictions by China has created new problems which got interwoven with old ones thus resulting distrust between the two. Therefore, India naturally has many restrictions on economic cooperation and personnel exchanges with China, which has hindered in increasing the China-India cooperation. Removal of mistrust can open up the flood.