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China defence chief plans rare India trip, to discuss border

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China's defence minister is due to visit India next week to seek deeper military ties, in a rare trip seen as a sign Beijing wants to stabilise its heavily fortified Himalayan border as it deals with growing friction in the South China Sea.

General Liang Guanglie will be the first Chinese defence minister to visit neighbouring India in six years, a period that has seen a build up of infrastructure and weapons in disputed regions on both sides of the border.

Guanglie will arrive in New Delhi on September 2 and leave on September 6, the Indian government said in a statement. Measures to increase "peace and tranquillity" along the border are on the agenda.

"The two sides will also discuss measures to promote defence cooperation between their armed forces," the Indian government said.

India and China fought a brief war in 1962 over the Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh regions, parts of which both countries claim. Trade between them is soaring but they compete for resources and influence in Asia.

China is also suspicious that India's blossoming ties with the United States are part of a strategy to contain China's rise on the world stage.

Despite numerous rounds of talks in recent years, the nuclear-armed giants still disagree about large stretches of the border and are spending billions of dollars on beefing up defences in disputed areas, as well as extending road and rail links.

Zhang Li, a professor of South Asian studies at China's Sichuan University, said the visit signalled a desire for stability on the Indian border at a time when China is facing rising tension off its coasts.

"China and India have not made any progress at all in talks about their territorial dispute. China hopes to have a stable relationship with India, including having military exchanges.

"The visit is also about the situation on its other borders, the maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea," Zhang said.

(Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel and Ben Blanchard in Beijing)


Good development, would love to see an Indo-China military exercise soon :)
 

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If the border issue is solved with China is solved it will have a big impact at the strategic level.

1. Increasing co-operation in trade and economics.
2. Improvement of international road and rail links between the 2 countries.

For China,
1. Devoting more resources towards the Pacific, with no worries on the west flank.
2. Devoting more resources in the Xinjiang (if I am not mistaken) province for stability.
3. Less involvement of the GoI in the Tibet front.

For India,
1. Devoting more resources towards the west.
2. Improve infra in the NE and improve facilities
3. Moves China away from looking at Pak as India counter weight and seeing it more as a purely access route to Central Asia and the Arabian Sea.
 

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can't expect much from it, if they continue to begin the dialogue with "how much territory are you willing to give us?".
Nah china defense chief probably will issue "warning" India again to stay away from SCS...and Indian ocean is our backyard :lol:, also he will warn India stay away from making trouble to our SL,BD, Pakistan allies or face "Chini Brahmo-ski" in Tibet ....OMG India will get warned again :rofl:
 

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Nah china defense chief probably will issue "warning" India again to stay away from SCS...and Indian ocean is our backyard :lol:, also he will warn India stay away from making trouble to our SL,BD, Pakistan allies or face "Chini Brahmo-ski" in Tibet ....OMG India will get warned again :rofl:
so the usual bufoonery then. cool :tup:
 

Kiss_of_the_Dragon

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If the border issue is solved with China is solved it will have a big impact at the strategic level.

1. Increasing co-operation in trade and economics.
2. Improvement of international road and rail links between the 2 countries.

For China,
1. Devoting more resources towards the Pacific, with no worries on the west flank.
2. Devoting more resources in the Xinjiang (if I am not mistaken) province for stability.
3. Less involvement of the GoI in the Tibet front.

For India,
1. Devoting more resources towards the west.
2. Improve infra in the NE and improve facilities
3. Moves China away from looking at Pak as India counter weight and seeing it more as a purely access route to Central Asia and the Arabian Sea.
If that day come, you will never hear me in Indian defense forum...as Abhishejk_ said...don't hold your breath for it...just a wet dream for both side.
 

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He is coming to taste tunday kababs in India .
I mean to say no result will arrive from this meeting
 

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A cup of tea, a few tit-blits and a few hland shalkes, max to max a lunch and a dinnel.
 

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