Indian Bid To Supply Submarine Technology To Taiwan Receives A Strict ‘No’ From China
Indian efforts to sell submarine technology to other countries are being opposed by the Chinese. Those nations that attempt to supply the technology to Taiwan are generally risking their diplomatic ties with Beijing.
Among the countries willing to offer the marine technology to Taiwan are India, Japan and United States. Indian Navy has good experience with diesel submarines. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China’s spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the countries willing to offer the technology should strictly follow a one-China policy and turn down any military relations with Taiwan.
Times of India quoted Hua as saying, “China is firmly opposed to any country to have any military links with Taiwan. China is consistent and clear cut. The US and other countries fully recognise the sensitivity and the danger of this issue. They should prudently and properly handle Taiwan-related issues, thus avoiding harming of bilateral relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
President Xi Jingping recently talked about the reunification of Taiwan with mainland China. If need be, force will be used without hesitation, he was reported as saying.