Captain Liang stressed that the Asian giant had no plan to pose a threat to neighbouring India, saying: "It is my opinion that China and India can make joint contributions to the safety and security of the Indian Ocean".
On being asked how this will impact the flood situation in Assam and Bihar, Kumar said that floods happen every year in India and the nation has to bear its consequences and hence "linking" this issue with China is a bit "premature".
Since then, a military face off between India and China is continuing there, with both the sides refusing to withdraw their troops. Japan and China have been locked in a dispute over the Senkaku Islands, with the Chinese claiming they have been part of their territory since ancient times. Reports said there was tension between the Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and in Barahuti in Uttarakhand in the recent past. India is seen by some as the last counterbalance.
It said India should be open-minded rather than viewing the world as full of dangers and challenges. It was discussed by local army commanders between two sides.
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India says the road would have moved Chinese troops closer to India's strategically important Siliguri Corridor, known as the Chicken's Neck, the narrow stretch of land that separates India's northeast from the rest of the country. While the political leadership in both countries have been silent over the stalemate, a trade war is brewing between the two neighbours and has gained popular support in India. Delhi and Beijing had entered into a bilateral agreement in 2006 regarding the sharing of data, but this year, China apparently was not forthcoming with the data, alleged the Ministry of External Affairs. It is not that China is eager to form a military alliance with India.
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According to experts, Beijing is well aware of the fact that the Indian Navy is the only power to challenge China's authority in the Indian Ocean.
India has also raised objections to China's Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group's proposed Dollars 1.3 billion takeover of Indian drug maker, Gland Pharma.
"We won't be the first to fire".
The video triggered accusations that it had racist undertones, especially because of the way it depicts an Indian.
This is a one of its kind incident where troops were involved in a skirmish, though no weapons were used.
"Clearly, there are a whole set of measures they've taken as discreetly as possible to shield themselves from snap Chinese offenses", Joshi said.