BEIJING: China today played down arch rival Japan winning the contract to build India's first bullet train project, as officials said the deal is confined to one sector, and claimed India is still open to Chinese investments on other high-speed routes depending on easy financing.
India's move to opt for Japanese bullet trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route has raised concerns in China, which is vying with Japan to build high-speed rail in India.
In addition to conducting a feasibility study to build a high speed rail track on the 2,200-km Chennai-Delhi route, an India-China consortium is also conducting a study for the 1,200-km New Delhi-Mumbai corridor.
bit rivalry is good but in general India should trust Japan more than China and all preference should b to Japan if price difference is not huge factor
Mahendra Kumar Nayak
It is good that competition has started.
Born In January
Also, Govt should pull in Germany for some high end engineering projects..
Very true... the Chinese cannot be trusted under any circumstances
the winning scenario for India here is tech transfer
Make in India??!!!
Japan is a trustworthy nation, China is not
ohh my GOD....nooooo pls don't have 3rd grade Chinese railway track here in India. I would not even take a free ride....Japan is the best alternative.
satish babu s
all the projects should go to japan. we don't want cheap chinese junks
Healthy Rivalry among potential suppliers is always good for buyers.
There are many more, china can have many of them
Come on guys. It is plain business, the buyer decide whom to give order of goods or services and that have many consideration. Japan winning the bid has to be seen simply as a customer's choice based on his considerations... Don't read too much in to it..