外文标题：'India, China must not fall prey to ulterior motives of West'
BEIJING: India and China must not fall into the trap of rivalry set by the West to support the US' "pivot to Asia" strategy, mainly devised to counter China's rise, China's state-run media here said today as Barack Obama became the first US President to attend India's Republic Day Parade.
It said that India which has "ambitions to be a major power" needs US investment, technologies and political support so that its 'Look East' foreign policy will better function to "counter-balance China's growing influence".
The commentary said that the "fixed pattern of thinking was created and hyped up by the West, which, with ulterior motives, regards the Chinese dragon and the Indian elephant as natural rivals."
"This theory, under the strong publicity campaigns of the West, has become plausible event in both Indian and Chinese public opinion, although it is more popular in India than in China," it said.
The daily cautioned that the West is "egging India on to be fully prepared for threats posed by its large neighbour and trying to set a trap."
"A zero-sum game is not what China and India are asking for, but under Western influence, India is sliding into it," the commentary said.
GREATLY SAID. The point in time. Modi should acknowledge to Chinese president and should start the process of cooperation and peace.
Lingesh (Bhainsa, Telangana)
India is not ruled by Congress any more. So don't worry China we know what to do?Thanks for your suggestion
Notes of a Madman (Hindu Republic Of India)
India now must recognise Taiwan as a Sovereign Nation and new Diplomatic office should be opened in both the capital. it will be the best retaliation of Chinese rogue diplomacy.
Ram R (TN)
If BRICS Development bank is setup in China with an Indian President and $100 billion, BRICS Monetary fund must be setup in India with $50 billion and a rotating Presidency, starting with a Chinese leader.
it should be healthy competition.
TPBK RAMANKUTTY (PRADHIKARAN)
JEALOUSY THY NAME IS CHINA.