外文标题：72% of Indians fear border issue can spark China war
NEW DELHI: Almost 72 per cent Indians believe that border disputes with China could lead to a military conflict, according to a new survey. While a majority of Indians (62 per cent) see Pakistan as a big threat, almost an equal number list both China (30%) and al-Qaida (28%) as threats to India.
A new survey by Pew Research Center of 44 countries about their attitudes to each other and balance of power also finds that almost half of Indians consider the US to be their greatest ally, followed by Russia (29%) and surprisingly, Japan (26%). For all who think the US is a declining power, clearly that’s not the way young Indians see the present superpower -among the 18-29 age group, nearly 60 per cent Indians have a high approval rating of the US, as against 47 per cent among those above 50 years. This is repeated across Asia – 89 per cent young Vietnamese approve of the US as against 64 per cent of the older generation. In fact, the number of Indians who feel China will replace the US as a superpower is matched by those who believe exactly the opposite.
India generally enjoys a favourable opinion, except in Pakistan. About 70 per cent of Bangladeshis polled approve of India, as compared to 30 per cent Chinese and 13 per cent Pakistanis. Other countries with favourable approval rating for India are Japan (63%), Vietnam (57%) and the US (55%).
But in the past five years, world opinion of India plummeted sharply. Chinese negative views on India rose from 43% to 65%, in Pakistan from 50 to 71% and in the US from 14% to 30%.
The survey says China is listed as the greatest threat in three countries that have major territorial grievances with Beijing: Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam. In contrast, Pakistanis, Chinese and Malaysians name the US as the biggest threat to their country. While China’s increasing power generates concerns among some in Asia and around the globe, its economic growth also presents opportunities for many.
Across the nations surveyed, an average of 53% say that China’s growing economy is a good thing for their own country; just 27% describe this as a bad thing. Almost 46% of Indians believe China’s growing economy is good for India.
tn now (Unknown)
After Xi took on reins surely some things have changed. In any case, today China is far better placed than India. That by itself means, India can never hope to win if it went to war with China.
China is the biggest threat to the region and the world. The US is capitalizing on the situation by trying to sell weapons to India, Taiwan and Japan.
How did China grow? They started investing more in research, education and manufacturing. Result is that China has achieved self sufficiency. Whereas we are still dependent on imports. It seems neither Congress nor BJP has time in developing manufacturing and education sector.
Pak Star (Islamabad, Pakistan)
Hate seem to me such a humble word but hate is baggage, What we feel about india is much much worse than a just hate. If i have a chance i would definitely turn your bharat mata into a nuclear wasteland. You blackies claim that you won “all wars with Pakistan” And yet we are provoking and insulting you on daily basis since 1971, Why dont you just come with your “soormas” and wipe us out? You cannot. But i swear to God, We will WIPE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU OUT.
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Good luck if India goes to war with China.
Samir Kumar Kanjilal (Unknown)
Diplomatically China is much intelligent and they know the importance of Indian Market for the growth of their economy.Show up business at broader will be there but there will be no war.
Without a proper defence and a strong arm that can seal borders any neighboir can be a pain for India.
usa ,india ,japan ,vietnam,singapore,australia should form an security alliance
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ramakrishna murthy Yeleswarapu (Unknown)
IT’S NOT FEAR OF WAR IT’S THE STUPIDITY OF GANDHIAN VALUES DURING WAR TIME THAT GUYS LIKE NEHRU EXHIBIT THAT ARE FEARFUL NOT THE WAR WE ARE A NUCLEAR POWER No sensible country can have war with us we can choke the indian ocean from where oil supplies are given to chinese easly
guess its not fear, but its being mindful and being aware. there are elements that make both countries superior in armed forces, tactical and strategic warfare capabilities. fear is not the word, do people in both countries feel its better to avoid the war – YES!
W dont fear a war with China. WE welcome it so that we can liberate Tibet and strike a permanent blw, even a fatal one against China.
The threat from China is really menacing. The other countries are too small to damage India. The Indian Govt instead of prolnging the border issue shuld settle the borders with the policy of give and take.. If the borders in the North are safe India can progress economically and concentrate on further development. All the resources are being drained on millitary wares and ts replacements frequently. USA is a super power and will remain so for a very long period.
We have to defend our territory and border. It is No.1 priority for the country
Raj Binder (sj)
INDIA LOVE CHINA GIRL ,CHINAMAN LUV INDIA GIRL WE MAKE INDO-CHINA KID,,,,SUPER-POWER KID
S N (Secunderabad)
Yes the Chinese will come to conquer India. Our politicians are nothing better than thieves. May be a Chinese rule will bring, discipline, hardwork and merit to the fore to make India a prosperous country. Though it sounds unpatriotic, anything which improves the lot of our countrymen is preferred compared to what our politicians are doing. At present our country is not fit for democracy as for over 60 years we preferred dynastic rule. A rule by a foreign power maybe the right medicine rather than just a bitter pill.
Tarique Anawar (Singapore)
whole world is fed up with china…, in south china sea they are claiming island one by one… be it initially with Vietnam/japan or Indonesia!