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Amid the pushback, Gen attacks China | India News


NEW DELHI: China’s growing presence in India’s neighborhood, coupled with its attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along our disputed borders, has created an atmosphere of confrontation and mutual mistrust, General MM said Friday. Naravane.
The army chief said that the regional security environment was characterized by “China’s belligerence in the Indo-Pacific, its hostility towards weaker nations and its relentless drive to create regional dependencies” through multi-million dollar initiatives such as the Belt Initiative. and Road.
“The resulting Sino-American rivalry has created regional imbalances and instability,” he said, speaking at a seminar on security challenges in the northeast region of India.
General Naravane’s forceful comments come at a time when Indian and Chinese forces are rapidly disengaging from their eye-to-eye engagement on the north shore of Pangong Tso, as well as the south shore Kailash mountain range in the sector. of Chushul.
The army chief expressed concern about India’s “delivery deficit” in promises made to its neighbors about improving regional connectivity. “The Kaladan multimodal transport project (with Myanmar) and the trilateral highway have suffered cost and deadline overruns,” he said.
Nepal, India’s traditional long-term partner, going through a period of political volatility, has seen “strong Chinese investment”. While Bhutan has been “cautious in its approach,” India has seen a rebound in relations with Bangladesh, General Naravane said.
“The impact of the pandemic and the ongoing security dynamics across our borders have brought about significant changes in geostrategic construction. It is in this evolving environment that a review and renewed focus should be made on Northeast India, ”said the Army Chief.

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