LONDON: China remains India's primary security challenge because of its assertiveness on the border dispute, a report by a think-tank in the UK said today.
The 'Strategic Survey 2016: The Annual Review of World Affairs' by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said India's relations with Pakistan and Nepal had deteriorated in the past year but China remained a primary concern because of its assertiveness on the border dispute.
"For policymakers in New Delhi, this created fears of encirclement and hardened their attitude towards Beijing, even as China continued to be India's largest trading partner, and [Prime Minister] Modi sought to establish stronger trade and investment links with Beijing," the report said.
China and Pakistan are India''s eternal enemies since both countries are jealous of Indians.
The UK report got ii partly wrong........China is a pragmatic country, and will not spoil relations with India, beyond some posturing on border issues..........mutual economic development is the driving force between India and China........
Chinese are jealous of indian success and would like to harm india
UK has turned into a lackey of China by betraying EU and US. It is on the way to becoming lapdog of China.
hmm... No more India-Chini Bhai bai stories please... we already learnt how they backstabbed... so keep a distant, friendly relationship..
Complete boycott of Chinese products without any conditions. Hurt them the max. They have recently entered into Indian territory 45 kms in Arunachal. Complete No no to China and their products no matter how attractive they are in terms of price.
It is high time that we stop importing Chinese goods.