外文标题：SAARC Membership: India blocks China's entry for the time being
NEW DELHI: India had quietly worked during the Saarc programming committee meetings last week ahead of the Kathmandu summit to block China's entry into the grouping for the time being by proposing that all nine observers to the bloc, including Beijing, support common development projects in the region to initially become dialogue partners.
China, now an observer in Saarc, has been seeking an entry to the regional organisation, with support from Pakistan which also roped in Sri Lanka and Maldives. A section of Nepali political class also pleaded China's case. But other SAARC members, including Bangladesh, did not show enthusiasm at the Summit for China's entry into SAARC, official sources informed.
The official at ministerial level meetings ahead of the Summit decided that nine observers could support SAARC projects to become dialogue partners, sources said.
Inspired by Moscow, Beijing recently offered its support to India's bid to be a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
During his recent visit to India last September, Chinese President Xi Jinping requested PM Narendra Modi to reciprocate the gesture by backing Beijing's attempt to enter the SAARC. Delhi, however, was not committal on it.
China been blocking India more or less on all international forums and banks etc. India should not allow them into SAARC. Paki and the Chinese are the enemy of India.
Jai Bharat (Unknown)
Keep this cancerous state out of the SAARC.
deb ghosh (Patna)
Good and smart move by India Inc. Pakistan wants to increase it's clout by bringing in China. Sri Lanka and Maldive should realize the pitfalls of being too friendly with China. Burma should serve as an example, which does not want to stay with China anymore. China wants to dominate every country that comes under its influence.
Mera Desh (BHARAT)
it can be blocked permanantly, if India wants.
CA Arvind Saini (India)
gud work !!
China should not be admitted as a full member of Saarc.
KD A (Aus)
China always threatens everyone else !
Raj Kumar Singh (Visakhapatnam)
Good job done by our PM
Ld Bhatia (Unknown)
China has no business to be a part of SARRC. It wants to get into that body to establish its hegemony, nothing more. India knows the day China becomes a member of SARRC, it would try its best behind the scenes of course to hit at India's interests. China must be kept at bay as long as it can be.