India and China — the rapprochement

India and China - the rapprochementOn the days of the first time in eight years, the visit of Chinese defense minister to India. Liang Guanglie, who is the head of the Defense Ministry of China, met with an Indian officer AK Anthony, that in itself many of the world political scientists call a landmark event in terms of warming relations between the two superpowers-name, the total size of the armies which is about 3.7 million military personnel.

As you know, in the last few years, India and China contacts in the military field have been virtually wiped out. There has been no joint exercises, the principal documents have been signed a military cooperation of another kind. One reason for freezing the case served as a territorial dispute between states, which about half a century back has led to bloody conflict between Beijing and the Divide. The territorial dispute concerns a 2-territorial areas: the north-eastern region of Kashmir and the north of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The total area of the disputed territories is quite high and is more than 80 thousand square kilometers.

But many utter, but why conflict which then fades, then flares up again for fifty years, has led to a sharp cooling of relations between China and India, specifically in a new millennium, and why specifically in the last 2-years, no agreement on a military basis between the two countries-name authorities did not even try to achieve .

The fact is that in the summer of 2009 scandal ran into quite the acute phase due to the fact that the widely-known Chinese Internet portal "Strategy of China 'posted an article to what was said about the potential of the Middle Kingdom, whose implementation will allow to divide India on 10 — ki countries.

Despite the fact that the owner of the website states that it is only personal opinion makers, and that the website is no relation to the official position of the Chinese government does not have, the Indian media has entered the fray. Chinese paper dubbed order CMI — China Institute of Global Strategies research associated with the PLA (People's Liberation Army of China), which has caused a wide public resonance across India. In various publications began to appear on the materials that China specifically all soon increased their military capabilities to strike at India. This led to the fact that India has a double motivation began to talk about the need for a speedy growth of the defense budget. Do not expect a traditional forced herself to the arms race, which, taking into account the number of Chinese and Indian Army is difficult to call the arms race a regional scale.
It turns out that the article in the Chinese sector twisted web of a new round of inter-state conflict, self-blame than the Chinese did not recognize a certain time.

Added fuel to the fire by the same in 2011. Chinese cartographers have released a map, on which are painted in the colors of the Middle Kingdom the same disputed area, besides a couple of other Indian states completely. Then the Indian side did not accept an apology by the Chinese, who said that the production of maps is incorrect. We, you and I know very well what mistakes may allow representatives of the Chinese printing industry, and only a cute smile Chinese "shortcomings", but the Indians, as seen from a different test — do not take offense to life and death … Resentment grew like a snowball .

And now, finally, it happened. The head of the Chinese Ministry of Defense has decided to pay a visit to India to smooth things over conflicting angles near future. Together with Liang Guanglie, in New Delhi came pretty large delegation of Chinese military — over 20 people.

During the visit of the Defense Minister of India said that negotiations with China are very fruitful and has shown some progress in terms of resumption of military-political contacts between the two countries-name. So, for example, managed to agree on joint exercises units armies of China and India.

If you take into account the constructive visit, Liang Guanglie, the capital of India, it can not sidestep the question of why exactly did the Chinese now have decided to go for a rapprochement with the state, all of which were treated in the near future as the 1st of own direct rivals and enemies. Hold the head in the originality of Chinese politics, it is unlikely there is talk about the fact that China is willing to renounce territorial claims and to put an end to the conflict that erupted in the distant 1962.

Most likely, the case in traditional Chinese pragmatism. Aware of the fact that NATO military troops may leave Afghanistan in 2014, Beijing has decided that the name, take the bull by the horns. Despite the fact that Afghanistan has with China is very short-lived in the eastern part of the border, but not border with India in general, specifically Afghanistan (except to the same adjacent Pakistan) forms a typical junction near that area of the disputed Indo-Chinese territories. Apparently, in China understand that the new government of Afghanistan, which is likely to be treated for constructive Islamists (if NATO troops leave the country one hundred percent), may contribute to the destabilization of the situation in the territories adjacent to Afghanistan. And if you take into account the fact that in the western and north-western parts of China appear quite intense anti-Beijing sentiment, the authorities do not want to get Celestial hot point, which may weaken its position in terms of claims to the disputed areas of India.

By the way, just visiting Chinese Defence Minister to India, meeting accomplished Chinese State Council Premier Wen Jiabao Meets with Afghan Vice President Khalili. At this meeting, open a discussion on cooperation of China and Afghanistan in the field of economics and other fields. One of the key phrases uttered in the course of the meeting, Afghan vice-president, was a phrase in which he stated that the criteria for all the Afghan authorities will bother about the safety of Chinese people working now under the agreements concluded in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

It turns out that China has decided to play on two fronts: on the one hand to show their loyalty to India, New Delhi in the case came to power in Afghanistan, the Islamic radicals that for India, by the way, too, are completely tangible danger on the other side of reach of today's Afghan control words of support Chinese economic initiatives in Afghanistan. Of course, that does not want to lose the Celestial its investment in Central Asia, and therefore makes the moves, which are referred to as high-quality Eastern diplomacy.

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