Category: China

Wary of China’s Indian Ocean activities, U.S., India discuss Anti-Submarine warfare

India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten defense ties between New Delhi and Washington as China steps up its undersea activities. Both the United States and India are growing concerned at the reach and ambition…

India’s focus should be peace with China, not US military ties linked to sea row

  The military partnership that India has embarked upon with the US has special focus on South China Sea. Their ‘dangerous handshake’ has sent a powerful message to China with which India has a long-standing border dispute. The move not only violates India’s non-aligned policy but also may face stiff resistance from parties. Since coming…

India And China Learn To Love Nuclear Power As America Falls Behind

As American reactors continue to age, India is accelerating its shift towards nuclear power by building several nuclear power plants in the country’s northern region, according to comments by a government official Wednesday. China and India are both preparing to build new nuclear reactors and have rapidly growing nuclear programs, while America’s new reactors have…

India a potential counterweight to China: US Congressman

Asserting that India is a potential "counterweight" to China's growing regional influence in Asia, a top US lawmaker has urged the Obama administration to strengthen its ties with New Delhi. "From a strategic perspective India is a potential counterweight to China's growing regional influence in Asia. They've become increasingly vocal on issues like freedom of…

We Can Wipe Out Nuclear North Korea, Warns Obama

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning to North Korea yesterday, reminding its "erratic" and "irresponsible" leader that America's nuclear arsenal could "destroy" his country. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, claimed to have tested a submarine-launched missile last Saturday. A photograph showed the weapon flying out of the sea, although there was no independent…

India following ‘tricky two-sided’ China policy: Chinese media

    Accusing India of following a "tricky two-sided" China policy to "maximise gains at minimum costs", an article in the state media here said India's stand on a negotiated settlement in the disputed South China Sea is aimed at securing membership of the China-led SCO grouping. "Indian diplomacy rests on engagement with major world…

India attracted more FDI than China in 2015

  India was the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015. Asia’s third largest economy raced past China—which was at the top for many years—with $63 billion worth of foreign investment, according to fDi Intelligence (pdf), a unit of the Financial Times group. An increase in the number of investment projects in coal…

India wants to be ‘most beautiful woman’ wooed by all: Chinese media

Playing down India's decision to sign a logistic agreement with the US, Chinese state media on Monday said the proposed deal is stalled because of distrust between the two as India wants to be the "most beautiful woman" wooed by all, especially Washington and Beijing. "Besides their traditional distrust, the speculation heralding a US-India alliance…

US For Powerful Quadrilateral Partnership With India, Australia, Japan

  The US seeks a "powerful" quadrilateral partnership with India, Japan and Australia for maintenance of "rules-based order" and deterring coercion or unrestrained national ambitions, a top American commander has said. Pacific Command (PACOM) "aims to build a powerful quadrilateral partnership framework of the most powerful democracies" in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, US Pacific Command Commander…

India-China Talks Come Soon After Agreement With US

"New Delhi will have to convince China that it is not a front-line state in US efforts to check Beijing's influence in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean region," said Nitin Mehta, a defense analyst in India. However, Ashley J. Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said: "India is already a front-line state:…

Tensions in South China Sea and what it means for India

  Tension in the South China Sea region reached an all time high soon after the meeting between US President Barack Obama with leaders of Southeast Asian nations in California in February. China deployed two batteries of eight missile launchers and a radar system on Woody, also known as Yongxing Island in the Paracel Islands.…

China Courts Myanmar: A ‘Strategic Asset’ In Beijing’s Indian Ocean Connectivity – Analysis

  China, of late, has been pitching to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) through Myanmar. As an emerging maritime power in the Indo-Pacific, China is seeking a legitimate presence in the IOR. However, it faces connectivity dilemma in its approach to the India Ocean, as without a direct connectivity to the…