China wants Pakistan to slow down India’s growth
China using Pakistan to slow India’s growth
News worldwide – Relations between India and China have deteriorated over the past 18 months and are unlikely to get improve, a former US ambassador to India share the view of many Indian strategic thinkers that Beijing is using Pakistan to slow India’s rise.
“I think it’s fair to say now that the relationship between China and India are not very good and has actually deteriorated over the past 18 months,” said Robert Blackwill, former US ambassador of India said in the conference call with reporters in a briefing on Obama’s India visit.
“The Indians have a long list of Chinese transgressions, which I believe is true, they have to do with China’s policy on Kashmir and the border dispute between the two countries and the so-called ‘ring of pearls’ of China’s quasi-military facilities in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and so on,” he said.
“Relations are not so good between the two prime ministers. He said, and I think he really believes that there is no reason why India and China can not have good long-term relationship, but clearly it. The same degree of enthusiasm to the end that is felt in Beijing,” he said.
Many Indian strategists think that there is some evidence that prior to the occupation of Pakistan and China with a long term relationship that is related closely to the realization of China, if India is concerned, if there is no violence on both sides of the border of Pakistan and the problems in relations between India and Pakistan, which will slow the rise of India as a superpower.
“In other words, China using Pakistan to slow India’s rise,” Blackwill said.