Indian media promote China-India border tensions: Chinese experts

BEIJING: Indian media have reported that India is preparing to deploy a new batch of anti-aircraft missiles in the northern border region with China, saying the move was aimed at countering pressure from China.

While the border issue has long been left unresolved, India’s media have consistently made such erroneous claims amid significant contacts between the two sides, or deliberately exaggerated tensions, which is unsurprising, experts said. .

They urged New Delhi to work with Beijing more pragmatically to resolve bilateral difficulties.

Despite the good atmosphere during official exchanges between China and India, Indian media recently sensationalized “frequent activity of Chinese warplanes” and India’s potential deployment of a new batch of anti-war missiles. S-400 aircraft along the Sino-Indian border.

The Times of India recently reported that India’s ability to detect and destroy hostile fighters, strategic bombers, long-range missiles and drones will receive another major boost when a new S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missiles will become operational along the northern borders with China in the next two to three months.

It is not surprising to see such erroneous remarks from some Indian media, which aimed to deliberately exaggerate the tension on the China-India border whenever China and India hold military talks or have contact. important, Zhao Gancheng, director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times.

Zhao warned that India’s possible deployment of the second batch of S-400 missiles could have a negative effect on bilateral relations.

He stressed that a sensible Indian government should find a way to achieve peace and cooperation with Beijing on the basis of mutual trust.

Considering India’s unstable international landscape and domestic problems such as devaluation, inflation and a rebound from COVID-19, a stable and controllable China-India relationship and a friendly neighborhood environment are in line with India’s interests. India, said Lan Jianxue, director of the department for Asia-Pacific studies at the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times.

Despite the difficulties in China-India relations in recent years, the common ground between the two countries in major regional and global affairs has remained, which has become a light in bilateral relations, Lan said.

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