外文标题：Japan walking out of road project in Arunachal?
BEIJING: Japan may be walking out of the programme for building border roads in Arunachal Pradesh. An indication on this count was available on Tuesday when Chinese foreign ministry indicated it had sought a clarification from Japan about its road building plans in India.
"We inquired about the project," ministry spokesman Hong Lei asked in response to a question. "Japan clarified that its cooperation with India was not in the disputed border area."
The issue may have been discussed during the first meeting between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing on November 10, sources said.
Reports in the Indian media earlier suggested that the government was keen to give Japan International Corporration Agency (JICA) the contract to build the 1,800-km long border road passing through different states including Arunachal Pradesh, which is claimed by China. For obvious reasons, China has not been invited to handle this task.
Dan Shaw ()
Japan is no friend. Like some great guy had said that in politics there are no friends only special interests.
Sunil Menon (Location)
What to wait? Use our own not depending on others. It would be shameful if we are not even able to make good roads and talking about India advancement
Prabir Kumar ()
If China built port in Pakistan & Srilanka ignoring our interest then why not build border road in our state Arunachal Pradesh by Japan as they expert on the particular work which road will help us to use it as inter-state corridor. India Government should be taken strong stand on this issue.
Anand Mirle (Bangalore
It is not that India does not have engineering knowhow to complete the roads up at Arunachal Pradesh, perhaps India intentionally wanted to draw Japan into it in order to improve relationship with Japan in such endeavors.
Jagdish Madan (New Delhi)
India must take this Chinese interference as a challenge and build a world class road in Arunachal Pradesh on war footing and in record time. Let Chinks know their objections and intimidating tactics will only strengthen Indian resolve.
We give the order already to JAPAN. There is no change. Tell Chinky to go to hell.
Name shanti (usa)
if japan goes out of this then they should not get other projects as well
Jay Prakash (Bangalore)
What China is objecting now is totally illegal...When they did the same thing in POK and when they received a piece of Kashmir from Pakistan, then they did not have any problem..Now they are creating problems for India..India must not stop this and persuade Japan or anyother country to join the project along with an Indian company!!!
Amazing we can go to Mars, but we need the Japanese to build a dam road! Where are the Indian companies who build thousands of miles of roads in India.
very bad news..but whoever builts it do it as soon as possible becoz already 45 km of land has been seized by chinese
Soumyadeep Roy ()
Japan has proven that China is boss of Asia.
Give road building to Indian companies
ragavender () replies to sec500011
We decide Japan. It is our land, we decide whom to give.