Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

India warns China over Kashmir
Space War ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff Writers

Posted on 10/16/2009 12:22:53 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

India raised the pitch of an increasingly testy row with China over disputed border areas Wednesday, warning Beijing about its involvement in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. "The Chinese side is fully aware of India's position and our concerns about Chinese activities," Indian foreign ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said in response to a Chinese statement that it would remain engaged in Pakistan.

"We hope that the Chinese side will take a long-term view of the India-China relations and cease such activities in areas illegally occupied by Pakistan," Prakash said.

The remarks came a day after India and China traded diplomatic jabs over a recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to an Indian border region at the core of a long-standing dispute between the neighbours.

Singh visited Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India on October 3 to campaign ahead of state elections there, but refrained from saying anything on China or the border dispute.

Last month, China offered financial help to Pakistan to build a multibillion-dollar dam in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, which led New Delhi to complain to Islamabad.

India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir, which each administers in part but both claim in full. The region was split following the partition of the subcontinent at the end of British rule in 1947.

India and China also fought a brief but bitter border war in 1962 in India's far northeast.

Last month, Pakistan and China signed a memorandum of understanding to build the 12.6-billion-dollar Diamir-Bhasha dam on the Indus river in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beijing; china; india; kashmir; newdelhi; pakistan

1 posted on 10/16/2009 12:22:53 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: sonofstrangelove

owuu…everyone, over here quick, this is just way too important, lets have a bit of a distraction for awhile. Just a side note: has anyone noticed that the real renewable power supplies from dams and nuclear plants is never on the table?

2 posted on 10/16/2009 12:36:30 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

3 posted on 10/16/2009 1:19:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ( Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson