Beijing, China: Asking India to vigilant against efforts to rope it into an anti-China camp, the Chinese media claimed that relations between the two countries are on a sound track. This Sunday, India and China have started their 10-day anti-terrorism joint military drill code-named, Hand-in-Hand 2015, in the Chinese city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. "The China-India relationship is on a sound track, and healthy ties are beneficial to both countries. India should be vigilant to any intentions of roping it into an anti-China camp," an article in the state-run Global Times said today. This assertion comes in the backdrop of Japan joining India and the US at the naval exercises which started this Monday, and are currently being held at Malabar in the Bay of Bengal. The article titled 'Concurrent India drills spark unnecessary speculation', said, "Malabar, a bilateral navy exercise involving the US and India, includes Japan this year... Rabble-rousers say that India is eyeing China by including Japan in the Malabar exercise and the trilateral drill is targeted at China." Reacting to the Malabar exercises, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying told media briefing two days ago that "everyday a lot of activities takes place around the world. We cannot connect every activity with China". The Global Times article said Indian officials stressed that New Delhi has been pursuing a "multi-vectored diplomacy". "India's policies and strategies are based on its national interests. It has been proved that over the past decades, India has stuck to independent foreign policies and never wants to be part of any coalition to contain China," it said. The article talks about how both sides have border disputes, and geopolitical rivalry, which makes the mutual distrust slow to dissolve. This creates opportunities for other countries to drive a wedge between Beijing and New Delhi. Highlighting the consensus during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China in May, the article said, "Both China and India are emerging countries and share more common interests than disagreements." China and Japan have been opposed to each other for historical reasons. Last month, the Global Times had said that the biggest mistake India has made in its bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat was to ally itself with Japan. ====================================================================================== @Abhijat @A chauhan @Alien @alphacentury @Ancient Indian @anupamsurey @blueblood @brational @Bangalorean @Blackwater @bose @cobra commando @DingDong @DFI_COAS @ersakthivel @gpawar @hit&run @jackprince @Kharavela @Illusive @I_PLAY_BAD @LETHALFORCE @Lions Of Punjab @maomao @Mad Indian @OneGrimPilgrim @Peter @pmaitra @Razor @raja696 @Rowdy @Sakal Gharelu Ustad @sydsnyper @Srinivas_K @Screambowl @sorcerer @Simple_Guy @Sylex21 @wickedone @tarunraju @TrueSpirit2 @thethinker @VIP @Vishwarupa @VIP @Varahamihira @roma @amoy @no smoking The point is why must India respect Chinese opinion on this ? When China is aiding Pakistan why is it even raising voices when India gets closer with the US and Japan ? If Pak-China relationship is strategic and peace confirming why shouldn't this alliance also be seen as such. It hurts when the arrow turns against us isn't it ??? Why would India side with an overseas power ignoring a regional power next door ?