India-China Border Conflict Cannot Be Mingled With Bilateral Relations

India and China, despite a few unsettled issues, can prosper economically together. Border issues and bilateral ties between India and China should be handled separately, according to Indian Minister for External Affairs, V K Singh said.

India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Compliment Each Other

Indian External Affair Minister said that 2018 marked as a historic year for China-India ties as Indian PM Narendra Modi held an informal meeting with China’s Premier Xi Jingping without an agenda promoted greater understanding of each other’s perspective.

Indian Minister of External Affairs, V K Singh emphasised saying, “I know a lot of people criticised it because of linear thinking. My experience has been that agendas narrow down what you want to do… The aim of this summit was to achieve a personal relationship and to achieve an understanding of what each one wants, what are the red lines, what is it you can push, what is it you cannot push”.

The Indian External Minister supported a proposal in which the land boundary and the bilateral ties between India and China must be considered as two separate issues.

“Why I am trying to put these two separately is because the land boundary is a very complex issue for various reasons,” Singh said. India’s Lt Gen (retd) Arun Kumar Sahni said: “India should follow an approach in which it talks less and does more, especially when it comes to strategic issues”.

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