China expresses concern about Indian missiles on border


A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it hoped India could put more efforts into regional peace and stability rather than the opposite, in response to Indian plans to put advanced cruise missiles along the disputed border with China.

Indian military officials say the plan is to equip regiments deployed on the China border with the BrahMos missile, made by an Indo-Russian joint venture, as part of ongoing efforts to build up military and civilian infrastructure capabilities there.

The two nuclear-armed neighbors have been moving to gradually ease long-existing tensions between them.

Leaders of Asia’s two giants pledged last year to cool a festering border dispute, which dates back to a brief border war in 1962, though the disagreement remains unresolved.

Asked about the missile plans at a monthly news briefing, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said maintaining peace and stability in the border region was an “important consensus” reached by both countries.

“We hope that the Indian side can do more to benefit peace and stability along the border and in the region, rather than the opposite,” Wu said, without elaborating.

China lays claim to more than 90,000 sq km (35,000 sq miles) ruled by New Delhi in the eastern sector of the Himalayas. India says China occupies 38,000 sq km (14,600 sq miles) of its territory on the Aksai Chin plateau in the west.

India is also suspicious of China’s support for its arch-rival, Pakistan.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits China next month to attend the G20 summit.

Modi’s government has ordered BrahMos Aerospace, which produces the missiles, to accelerate sales to a list of five countries topped by Vietnam, according to a government note viewed by Reuters and previously unreported.

Modi visits Vietnam, which is embroiled in a dispute over the South China Sea with Beijing, before arriving in China.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

Source: Reuters “China expresses concern about Indian missiles on border”

Note: This is Reuters report I post here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.

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5 Comments on “China expresses concern about Indian missiles on border”

  1. Joseph says:

    Does China need Reuters to express its ‘concerns’ to India? China does have media that the Westerners frustratedly call ‘mouthpiece’. I am sure China has diplomatic channel to deal with India, free from prying eyes and ears of opportunistic Western journalists who have no good intention towards China, ever ready to twist any news.. Just as Korean THAAD, and Myanmar ‘dam problem’, China must have its own perspective, independent of Western dictations. Brahmos, among all, is an old obsolete short-range missiles. China is more familiar with its Moskit technology than the Indian, and must have developed the deterrent. Unless the Indian intends to destroy Chinese border posts and supply trucks along the Himalaya, it is pretty lame to deploy it along the border. Not even the best tanks can operate in such mountainous terrain. Of course if the Indian is dumb enough to spend money to do so, it is their problem. The Indian was known to display all kind of gregarious weapons, such as torpedoes, in the mountainous Kashmir to frighten the Pakistani.

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    • Jane says:

      You say the Indians put torpedoes on the Pakistani border? Well, they’re at it again.

      The Brahmos missile is an anti-ship supersonic cruise missile! In fact, it is a sea-skimming cruise missile. It is particularly unsuited for mountainous areas. They will have to use it at high altitude, where it can be tracked and shot down.

      What next? A CIWS to use as missile defense? A submarine to patrol the rivers? A detachment of marines to patrol the mountain passes? What are the Indians thinking?

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  2. Simon says:

    Modi is spineless. While India Joined the China/Russia led SCO Modi wanted to be America’s Lackey. Until he became PM Modi was banned by America as a terrorist.
    China must increase its missiles in the border wit India and davance its troops into South Tibet until Indiua learns to respect China.

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  3. Fre Okin says:

    The Modi/Ajit Doval team is India’s stealth terrorists India could do without. Modi recently gave a speech that implies India will support terrorism in Baluchistan where China have CPEC economic pipeline from Gwandar Pakistan towards her border.

    This Modi fella have no intention to settle the border issue, thus China and Pakistan find it necessary to have CPEC to establish Facts On The Ground like Modi ‘LOOT East’ do, pilfering hydropower from Arunachal Pradesh/South Tibet.

    Meanwhile India step up her belligerence by installing Brahmos in the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh/South Tibet. Mr Xi should remind Modi his beloved Gujarat and New Delhi is only 15 minutes away from destruction. Indian air bases will all be destroyed before their jets can take off. China will be expected to up the ante by putting hypersonic missiles, DH 10 bunker buster bombs in Aksai Chin, as close as 300 miles from New Delhi for fastest delivery. Let’s see how silly the Indian PM is. China have the High Ground in Aksai Chin and will Forever control India’s destiny, Including the Water Supply to the Bramahputra to Kill Off The Ganges and there will be no more water for Indians to bath in their pilgrimage there.

    As I said elsewhere, Indians should kick out the old guards who are running India. India should be governed by the Younger Generations, Millennials. There should be a revolution in India, a Re Partition, all those states in the South, West, East with naval, military bases should Split from the Northern Hindu states which are more belligerent. This is necessary to save themselves. There is no India before independence, only maharaja states with their own fiefdoms. India should Go Back to that geographical makeup to avoid getting destroyed by China due to the Northern Hindu heavy belligerent states.

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    • Sentinel says:

      SHAMELESS POLITICAL OPPORTUNISTS : ATTEMPTING TO REPEAT HISTORY ONCE MORE

      Modi and India is exhibiting the same kind of shameless opportunist behaviour evident during India’s first prime minister – Nehru’s – rule back in the 50s; A time when China was surrounded by a belligerent Truman Administration conducting a bl**dy McCarthyic anti Communism campaign globally, and threatening to invade China from Korea. Nehru lost Zhangnan – Southern Tibet – the territory he tried to grab by sending in his army and then spouting falsehoods and lies, displaying what kind of s small man he was. And he paid a personal and political price for it when his army was soundly defeated there and New Delhi and the northern plains before it laid opened, vulnerable and exposed for a Chinese march of conquest down to the plains to New Delhi.

      According to Indians living then, you could smell the fear of death and of being conquered everywhere you go in northern India, such was the fear of Indians after the insane mob stirring and riots to “teach the Chinese a lesson”. There is none like cowardice behind the brave facade of a lunatic stirred-up mob when good people stand their ground and fight back and trounce them soundly.

      Now Modi thinks he can do what Nehru shamelessly tried to do. A political opportunist with that war-mongrel – NOT Nobel peace price awardee – obama b behind his back to create trouble for China.

      My suggestion to President Xi – No half measures please this time. No unilateral ceasefire and withdrawal. Decimate the Indians preferably, if you must and arrest and incarcerate the politicians and the millions of their goons and government and uniform service employees; Do a Erdogan Tayyip. Finish off the state of India which never existed before but as princedoms only, and which history tells us, was never able to become civilized. Lay waste and salt and radiation to their land – they – an unabashed race of racists – who would attempt to destroy the Chinese, live on. As Steven Seagal would say, no timidity and pussy footing please with these murderous scums of the earth. They will not hesitate to kill you given the chance, therefore, weep not and feel no remorse when you take them all out. These are criminal *rseholes. The ones in power that is.

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