India rejects China’s maritime invite

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    India boycotted a multi-nation maritime meet hosted by China last month — the latest fallout of Beijing denying visa to an Indian general in July this year. In an assertive move, Indian Coast Guard chief vice-admiral Anil Chopra turned down
    Coast Guard Agencies Meeting held in Shanghai in the third week of October.

    South Block sources said it made no sense sending Chopra for the summit in view of China's provocative stance on Kashmir and denial of visa to the general. Military contact between both nations has been stuck in a logjam since July when Beijing refused to host northern army commander Lt. Gen BS Jaswal, as his jurisdiction spanned Jammu and Kashmir.

    Jaswal was to head a military delegation to China for an annual defence dialogue, hosted alternatively by the two countries to review progress in defence exchanges.

    The dialogue forms part of an MoU signed by the two countries in May 2006 to enhance military engagement through a broad spectrum of initiatives...

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-rejects-China-s-maritime-invite/H1-Article1-631835.aspx
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Let China talk to itself!

    China would only be pushing their agenda and that would surely not in Indian interest.

    Which countries attended?

    What was the outcome of the jaw wag?
     
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    Xu Zuyuan Attends 6th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting in Shanghai

    The 6th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting was held in Shanghai on October 15, and Chinese Vice Minister of Transport Xu Zuyuan attended it.

    Mr. Xu stated that since the role of Asia in global shipping industry is getting more and more important, the Asian coast guard agencies need to work harder to provide better service for shipping and marine trade in Asia.

    At present, there are over 20,000 merchant vessels all over the world, half of which are from Asia; 15 of the world top 20 container ports are in Asia; the 3 largest shipbuilders are Asian states, sharing 90% of the market.

    Mr. Xu also pointed out that the marine safety, security and environment are confronting with great challenges right now in spite of the fine tendency of Asian shipping industry. The consequences triggered by the financial crisis, especially the deeper influence on shipping industry, have not been eliminated completely. The investment on security has been reduced, and piracy is getting more and more serious. Therefore, the Asian coast guard agencies shall make more active efforts to reduce those unfavorable effects on shipping and seamen.

    IMO has chosen “Year of the Seafarer” as the theme of World Maritime Day in 2010 in order to show the indispensable service provided by over 1.5 million seafarers around the world. Asia is one of the most important seafarer exporting regions, and 40% of seafarers are from this area. As a result, the Asian coast guard agencies shall work together to protect the rights of seafarers.

    The first Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting was convened in Japan in 2004, and this is the first time that it was held in Shanghai. It has provided an essential platform of exchange and cooperation for the Asian coast guard agencies.

    http://en.msa.gov.cn/msa/features/root/02/1243216536855/1287650281764
     
  5. kuku

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    Well making PRC's accept the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of India sounds very tricky.

    They are in possession of forcefully occupied land and have been gifted lot more from Pakistan, and they are building roads, damns, bridges etc. etc. right through the part of the state under their and Pakistan control.

    How are we planning to conclude the Aksai Chin part of border negotiations with PRC?
     
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    There is a difference of opinion in what we call J&K and what they call J&K. Without sitting and clearing out these differences in the border talks there will be no real progress in their position.

    Separate Visa is certainly a major issue and has to be dealt with in a ministry level if we are to proceed ahead.
     

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