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India, Japan cannot challenge Chi: Chinese daily

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Sept 14: As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India, a Chinese daily has said that close ties between New Delhi and Tokyo posed no “grave threat” to Beijing. Chi has always been wary of growing proximity between India and Japan with whom it has territorial disputes. The state-run Chinese media has often been critical of fast developing ties between India and Japan. An op-ed in the Global Times said “the India-Japan intimacy is more like a contrivance” and both were “unlikely to challenge Chi without giving it a serious thought”. It said Chi would never follow India and Japan “who have somewhat lost themselves”. “Under the intertiol relations logic of the 21st century, closer India-Japan ties won’t pose grave threats to Chi because many of their emotiol moves to console each other won’t produce any real effects in challenging Chi. A strong Chi has the confidence that no Asian country can substantially challenge Chi’s tiol security nor can they by grouping together. Chi has been in the core of economic cooperation in Asia. Geopolitics is unlikely to go against the geo-economic situation.”

This is the 10th meeting between Modi and Abe in the past three years. This time, Modi invited the Japanese leader to Ahmedabad. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the city in Gujarat where Modi was once the Chief Minister. Both leaders are likely to beef up their defence and security ties. The sale of US-2 amphibious aircraft is also likely to come up. Last year, Chi had angrily reacted to the prospective sale of these aircraft to India. (IANS)

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