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  1. Port projects in Indian Ocean 'not strategic'

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The nation's investments in ports and infrastructure in neighbouring countries do not signal ambitions of taking greater control over the Indian Ocean's shipping ... to build confidence and co-operation between China and India, Asia's two emerging giants. The central government has given massive aid to Indian Ocean nations in recent years, signing ...

  2. Militants and merchandise make entente less cordial

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in Islamabad Pakistan fears the effect of China's burgeoning economy For more than 50 years, cordial relations with neighbouring China has been a cornerstone of Pakistani foreign policy. Co-operation exists in fields as diverse as agricultu ...

  3. New Delhi's nightmare scenario

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... co-operation with the US presence in the Indian Ocean, despite its criticism of the Iraqi war. However, India is extremely uncomfortable with the US confrontation with Iran, which it sees as more ... become a factor in the Indian Ocean, too. There is concern about the railway to Tibet, driven by strategic not economic considerations. Also worrying is any suggestion that Tibetan culture ...

  4. Demolishing the myths of a Chinese threat

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... proposition of analysts raised on the cold war is that China is building naval bases in the Indian Ocean to hem in India. The adviser definitively denied that China is building any naval bases. ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray Despite Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's befuddlement by what he calls 'a certain amount of assertiveness on the Chinese part', he and his ...

  5. India's pearls?

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fringes just as its naval strategists watch with concern China's deployments in the Indian Ocean. China has been active in developing ports, or forging port access, in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, ... with anti-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa to further develop its Indian Ocean interests, which in part reflect the fact that its sea lanes are the gateway to China's growing economic involvement ...

  6. China may ask tribes for help on piracy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ship hijacked in the Indian Ocean last week by pirates from the lawless East African country. Asian and Western diplomats said Beijing was still considering using force to free the sailors ... that pass through the Gulf of Aden and around the Horn of Africa each year along shipping lanes between Asia and Europe via the Indian Ocean. The De Xin Hai was hijacked on Monday some 550 nautical ...

  7. Visiting Indian leader stresses common interests

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Indian President Pratibha Patil held talks with Chinese leaders yesterday as she kicked off a state visit to mark the 60th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic relationship. In the first trip to China by an Indian head of state in a decade, Patil called on Beijing to expand trade ties and pledged to work together on international issues. Patil holds a mainly ...

  8. Indian generals in charge of border accept PLA offer to visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in New Delhi For the first time, Indian generals commanding troops deployed at the border with China have accepted an invitation to visit from the People's Liberation ... in the Ladakh region, and the central command oversees deployment in Uttarakhand, which borders Nepal and China. The Indian commanders will meet their counterparts during the week-long trip, which has ...

  9. Hu in talks with Indian PM on border dispute

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok President Hu Jintao held talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the long-running border dispute between the two countries as India intensified its military ... Mr Hu as saying. But some analysts viewed the deployment at the Indian airbase in Tezpur, in the state of Assam, as a sign it wanted to beef up its military presence along the Sino-Indian ...

  10. Indian air force chief rebuked for China stance

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in New Delhi Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony yesterday reprimanded an air force commander for making anti-China comments and told army leaders to stop airing similar views, ... The Indian Air Force chief was also quoted as saying that India faced a greater threat from China than from Pakistan because New Delhi knew little about the Chinese military's combat ...




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