Thursday, April 8, 2010
A new chapter of neighbourly relation
The agreement to establish hotline facility has been signed by Foreign Minister S M Krishna and his Chinese counterpart Yang Yeichi. This is undobtedly a very big achievement of Krishna's visit to China this time, though it was decided by both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in their meeting in Russian city of Yekaterinburg in June last year. China being the first country with which India has established hotline facility. China is undoubtedly the Asian Giant and one of the super powers, India is a little behind it in achieving economic development. It is on the verge of emerging as the economic super power of the world, if its economic strides are taken into consideration.In the fast changing scenario of the world, the cordial relation with the two big Asian nations - India and China- is the need of the hour. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna's visit to China that both the countries want good cordial and friendly relations to exit for ever. If the might of both the countries are put together, no non-Asian countries would dare caste their evil eyes on Asia.The need of the hour for China not to be misled by the forces enimical to India.Establishing hotline is a significant step in taking their bilateral relations to a new level.Under the agreement, dedicated phone lines will be set up in the Prime Minister’s office of the two countries.This would enable Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao to hold direct conversations whenever they want.This has been one of the highlights of my visit and it is fitting that the two countries were able to do it during the celebrations of 60th year of establishment of diplomatic relations.India wants to have cordial and friendly ties and lift the bilateral relations to a new level of strategic cooperation and partnership.The trade between the two countries will touch USD 60 billion.Cordial and friendly relations are beneficial for both India and China. Cordial and friendly relation can be shown by China to India by exerting its influence to rein in terror outfits based on the soil of Pakistan to carry out mayhem in India. Though Pakistan is also neighbour to both India and China, the later has deep influence on there and on several occasion Pak is seen to seek Chinese support and it is duly obliged that boosts up its anti-India activities. So besides strengthening bilateral relations with India in different fields, China should show benevolence in holding Pakistan back from sponsoring terrorism in India.