Shocker: US backs Chinese role in South Asia

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  1. ajtr

    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Thats the reason india can never trust usa.you never know when usa jumps the boat and joins other team.

    Shocker: US backs Chinese role in South Asia


    The United States says China has an important role to play in South Asia, according to the Hong Kong-based Web site 2point6billion.com
    'I know there is a certain sensitivity maybe about that, but I don't see that it should be the case,' US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg told a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington, DC on Monday.

    'China has an important role -- it's a neighbour of South Asia -- and it's unimaginable that China would not be involved,' he added.


    Saying that Chinese involvement could help peace and stability, specifically in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he added: 'We would like Chinese involvement to be constructive, to help us deal with the challenge of peace and stability in Afghanistan, and dealing with making sure that it doesn't become a terrorist haven again, which would threaten all of us.'

    Steinberg Said the US would like to see India [ Images ] take a more proactive role in East China and that Washington considers New Delhi [ Images ] a 'key partner' in Asia.

    'We see India as (an) East Asian country. We engage with them on issues like North Korea and the like because we think of the importance that India plays,' he said.
     
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  3. ganesh177

    ganesh177 Regular Member

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    So they want india in east pacific and china in south asia. What a mess ?
     
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    StealthSniper Senior Member Senior Member

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    Just like America is using Pakistan to get it's own objectives completed, America will also take advantage of India until it's satisfied then turn it's back on us.


    Remember, America needs India more than we need them. We have done okay when they put sanctions on us, and we will be okay if they ignore us again in the future. THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO BE SELF RELIANT, nobody is going to help us in the end, except maybe Russia.
     
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    ejazr Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Its not a total shocker if you look at the joint statement that Obama did in China.

    India should insist that it has legitimate interests to seek peace and stability in central asia as well as west asia along with east asia.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Why should India be bothered about all these statements that fly thick and fast everyday. India should have its own policy objectives and go about achieving them. Even if the US doesn't say China has a role here or a role there, China is going to poke its nose everywhere its interests demand regardless.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    US is no longer of the Bush mould.

    It has become very Machiavellian!

    Obama is turning out to be quite a cookie!
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    As the wise James Steinberg had pointed out, China is a neighbour of South Asia, it's unimaginable that China would not be involved.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    China surely would be involved in South East Asia and of that there are no quibbles.

    However, one cannot have a fire breathing dragon breathing down the neck and claiming the near Pacific Ocean as their own!
     
  10. EagleOne

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    the same thing also says We see India as (an) East Asian country. .....very well this guy trying to change our geographical location :emot158:
     
  11. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    China is the only nation that can influence and put pressure on Pakistan. We have to remember that the Chinese are also wary about ISI's involvement with Taliban and the effect on their own Muslim Areas. It is in the interest of the Chinese that Taliban are kept out of Afganistan. So it is natural that the US will involve China in Af-Pak affairs.
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    This article speaks volumes about the state of our foreign affairs. We do not have any coherent foreign policy of our own and expect the others to speak in a language that would please us.

    If we want a partnership with the US then we need to remove the flowery language and shoot straight with the Americans. This is a language they understand. We have to understand that the Americans have their own perceptions their own compulsions, and similarly they have to realise ours. Only when there is a high level of engagement ( e.g. Jaswant Singh-Strobe Talbot talks) then we shall see more of a convergence between the two countries. And for this we have to take a decision as a nation where do we stand today, just parroting the NAM philosophy will not help us any longer.
     
  14. Minghegy

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    I also see USA as (a) South Asian country.
     

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