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Indian Missile Launch and US Meeting Elicits Chinese Rebuke
Israel National News / Arutz Sheva ^ | 19 December, 2011 | Arutz Sheva

Posted on 12/19/2011 8:56:18 PM PST by James C. Bennett

The forthcoming launch of an advanced Indian missile has elicited a rebuke of India by the Chinese Communist Party daily.

The Indian press fussed about an editorial in the Chinese Communist Party organ, the People's Daily, that expressed concern over the forthcoming February launch of India's new Agni-V missile. This missile with a 6000 km range has MIRV capability, meaning that it can carry multiple warheads. According to the Chinese daily, the launch reflected India's engagement in balance of power politics as well as Indian aspiration to strengthen its military and acquire a military clout commensurate with its status as a great power.

This would be tolerable, argued the Chinese, if India had not joined the American scheme of "encircling China" by drawing closer to Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan. This is exacerbated by their cooperation over the issue of exploring for resources in the South China Sea over which Beijing claims sovereignty as historical waters.

China feels that India would be better served in her aspirations for greater role on the world stage if she abandoned faith in the new US policy for the Pacific and stopped pursuing China, the imaginary enemy.

China obviously does not buy the American protestations that the trilateral meeting in Washington between the US, India and Japan that started today is not meant to contain China.

The Times of India agreed on this point with China: "China will be very much on the mind when senior officials from India, Japan and US meet in Washington on Monday in the first trilateral dialogue that is expect to focus on maritime security and humanitarian assistance for disasters."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: china; coldwar; india; missile

1 posted on 12/19/2011 8:56:29 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

Is the Chinese century going to be 100 years of whining?


2 posted on 12/19/2011 9:12:47 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: James C. Bennett

It pleases me that China has it’s panties in a twist.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 9:21:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: James C. Bennett

Who has been kicking the crap out of the Muslems every time they engage for 1400 years?


4 posted on 12/19/2011 9:23:31 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: TigersEye

Pei-Ping.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 9:24:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TigersEye

Pei-Ping.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 9:26:06 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: James C. Bennett

If China weren’t so hell-bent on forcing India out of several disputed (and not-so-disputed) territories, as well as putting up a huge Dam on a major Indian River, India might not be so much of a threat to them. As it stands, China’s insistence on holding the disputed areas up in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as their claims to Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, and the Dam on the Brahmaputra are too many thorns in India’s side for them to have any interest in sparing China’s feelings.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 9:34:03 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: James C. Bennett
Hey, China!


8 posted on 12/19/2011 9:41:20 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks James C. Bennett.


9 posted on 12/20/2011 3:49:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: James C. Bennett

Is the Chinese century going to be 100 years of whining?


10 posted on 12/20/2011 6:48:57 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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