Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Right Sino-Indian move in right direction
India and China have resumed their military dialogue with the visit of a high-level Indian defense delegation to Beijing. This is a confidence-building step, and may be followed by the fourth bilateral defense dialogue later this year.
Although the resumption of military exchanges has gained little coverage in the Chinese media, it has drawn much attention in India and other countries.
Many anxious observers are following the development closely, because the fourth defense dialogue will take place at an extremely critical juncture. Despite the three defense dialogues held earlier, and notwithstanding the multiple meetings between the leaders of the two countries, the 2011 defense dialogue will be held under the shadow of recent history
My article published in today's ChinaDaily. To read the full article, click here
The ChinaDaily version is heavily edited one and does not contain what is considered as 'sensitive'. Read the full verion on my blog here