原文标题：India, China working in tandem to prevent Taliban surge
NEW DELHI: With the US withdrawal from Afghanistan looming large, neighbouring countries are hedging against bad outcomes in that part of the world. The jitteriness is palpable, with Afghanistan’s neighbours all tying up with each other in different combinations as they scramble to contain what many fear a Taliban surge supported by Pakistan and extremism/terrorism spilling over its borders.
China is teaming up with Russia and Pakistan on a trilateral on Afghanistan, and the first meeting is scheduled in a few weeks. This comes weeks after India, Russia and China sat down in Moscow to craft another trilateral dialogue whereby all the three countries would exchange information and coordinate positions on Afghanistan’s future. The new trialateral allows Pakistan and China reaffirm their traditional ties, including showing India that their commitment to each other remains unalloyed.
The Moscow meeting was the beginning of a bilateral track between China and India, a surprising and significant development, given that India and China are generally believed to be on opposing sides of Afghanistan’s “Pakistan divide”. A bilateral talks between India and China on Afghanistan raised eyebrows within the Indian system since the request came from the Chinese side.
But it showed for the first time, that China too was hedging its bets regarding its “lips-and-teeth” relationship with Pakistan. Pakistan’s ties with the Taliban show no signs of abating, despite Islamabad’s own travails with them. None of the peace talks with the Taliban are going anywhere because Pakistan’s ISI retains a stranglehold on them. And, Pakistan seems to be in a minority that believes the Taliban should be part of the power structure in Kabul.
China’s worries are centred on their concerns in the Xinjiang province and the threat of jihadi spillover from Afghanistan.
But also China, like India, wants to protect its considerable investments in Afghanistan. In May China’s CNPC will be extracting oil from its wells in northern Afghanistan. This could be the beginning of a resource boom for Afghanistan.
India has theoretically invested in Afghanistan’s Hajigak mines, but security concerns persist. An India-China bilateral dialogue could be the precursor of a joint approach to securing their investments in Afghanistan.
china is the US of Asia, double faced and highly opportunistic, driven only by profits
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All this is a farce. China is double-crossing India by being hand in hand with Pakistan.
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Sashank (Bhopal) replies to Hari Balasubramanian
True. Pakistan represents a business opportunity to the Chinese since Pak purchases weapons from them. The same weapons are turned against India by the terrorists. So China gets both business and a chance to destroy India. Why would they turn against Pakistan?
True Indian (India) replies to Hari Balasubramanian
Right. No good can be expected out of a country which deals with Pakistan.
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Krishna Pradyumna (Hyderabad)
Never believe China. They might be using us against the Taliban.
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ITALIAN CONGRESS (Mumbai)
SOUNDS STRANGE INDIA AND CHINA IS IT WORTH TRUSTING CHINESE
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Chinese like US are very selfish regarding these things, hope Indian leadership is selfish too.
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India has 175M Muslims while China has only about 20M. Congress said Indian Muslims have carried out numerous bombings in India since 2007. Last suspected Hindu attack was in 2007. So it would seem more smart for India to concentrate from inner threat coming from Muslims living inside India.
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interesting development.. if we can bolster a good relation with china, am sure the world will definitely start trembling…
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Indian Spirit (Hyderabad)
Hindi – Chinee Bhai – Bhai??? A Strange move. I hope for good result.
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India shd never trust china and ofcourse not porkis…..only trust our long term friend Russia…..Ind russia frndship shd be very much stronger than China Russia frndship….else if china turns russia towards itself…India might loose its only helping hand….
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WHAT A JOKE !
Be cautious. India should rather work with Russia, Afghanistan, Tajakistan, Iran, etc to work on this factor. China is only concerned with its investment and Pakistan will support its involvement as they alone cannot tackle alone west and Indian in that region.
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India and China working together?How about solving the 4000 km border dispute first?
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Nan Ksn (Pune)
Both should join hands to eliminate Pakistan and all- Afganisthan, India and China will live peacefully thereafter..!!
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
IDEA IS GOOD>>BUT CHINA PAK REALTION EXISTS???
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Comman threat may compel them to join hands. It shows that no nation can live alone by itself when Globe has become a village.
Nabakrishna Hazarika (Assam)
Consider this. Chinese weapons have been used by the Taliban and Jihadis to terrorise India. Taliban has benn sponsored by high powers of Pakistan which itself is a close ally to China. China took over Aksai Chin which was our territory in the first place. Aksai Chin is Xiniiang province. So now we help a country with which we are always in semi war state to help it defend a province, part of which was ours, from a enemy helped by the same country? How low can we get?
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Sathian Thazhathidath (Dubai)
China should stop all economic aid to pakistan. then the terrorism will come down automaticaly. pakis begging money from all over the world and using that money to do their favourite business that is terrorism, and export to other countries including the countries from where they received aid.
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Dr.Soumya Saha (Kolkata)
Good joke. The Chinese are fighting with India! Give me a break.
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I think India should not join hand with China on Taliban Issue. On the contrarary, It should provide support to Talibans to infiltrate into Xinjiang province and liberate it. Only a fool will trust China. China has caused enough trouble in north easter states for India. Are we dum to support China on this issue? I bet, Modi will not.
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India is a soft country, so she will adjust with any country. Even with our most enemy countries.
BS Guruprakash (Bangalore)
FROM THE PAST EXPERIENCE CHINA IS NOT AN TRUST WORTH COUNTRY AS FOR AS INDIA IS CONCERN. THEY ARE AN OPPORTUNIST AND THEY KEEP DECEIVING INDIA AND MANY ASIAN COUNTRIES THIS IS THE HISTORY OF CHINA.
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what a joke, these cockroaches indirectly arm and back the taliban through the gutter worm porkis, india should be careful in sharing any info with these cockroaches, they will pass it tro the guter worms
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Getting together to fight a common threat is a good sign for the sub-continent.Except the slime ball pakistan rest all are serious.Should take the Afghan Govt in confidence .
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Ahsna (UAE )
little suggestion no need to invest in Afghanistan , India will booted out once US leave Afghanistan .. so rather invest ur money sum where else Kindly shut down all ur consulates or we can do it for u .. India is scared now there stance against Pakistan is getting soft comparing few year back … as they know once US leave Afghan, Pak they will concentrate back to easter border all the anti Pak tailban with become Pro Pakistan and India know who Strong the Taliban are …
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Notes Of A Madman (HINDU Republic Of INDIA)
Chinese are stinky People.
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Reddy (Hyderabad) replies to Genghis Khan
Who doesn’t stink these days?
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Notes Of A Madman replies to Reddy
Did i stink you. Did i?
People may say anything but what China has achieved in the last 30 years will take 100 years for India to achieve. Now you may argue democracy vs communist govt. What did we achieve being the largest democracy. The feel in India is more like a one party (communist) ruling. Apart from the Bajpayee period India has been ruled by the Congress party since independence. That apart see what China has achieved in field of sports. From 1 gold medal in the 80’s Olympics to now being the leader in the medals tally. This really spaks volumes about two different nation, two different kinds of citizens and two different level of success. Period.
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though late,but better sense has prevailed for the two countries; it is better late than never (der aaye,durust aaye). hope with joint effort,they can contain this menace-good luck to them
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maalolan (planet earth)
If India and China have good relationship and join hands the whole world will have to consult them for any major decisions in war or peace.
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Rajender (BAND WAGON)
China is playing with India.
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Sagar Singh (Durban)
Unfortunately the only way to handle Taliban is with their own wickedness, the evil of violence in acccordance with an eye for an eye that they believe in.
Anthony Morrison (Gloucester, England)
Here in Britain and the West the view of Indians (in the mdia and general public anecdotal evidence) can be summarised thus : absolutely filthy, rapists, disease ridden, corrupt, untrustworthy, sly, hypocrites, rpaists (again), rude, mannerless, backward, retards, dirty, dirty, dirty, unhygenic with toilet habits which shame the human race. Smelly, pan chewing, spitting, cowardly, weak, lowest of the low. Need I say anything more?
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sam ruddy (london) replies to Anthony Morrison
a fakin smelly paki hiding behind a christian to comments
Titu (Asia) replies to Anthony Morrison
I disagree on one thing in your post. Toilet habits of british goras is worse than anyone. Using a paper to wipe can’t be healthy. Moreover Goras seldom wash hands after wiping. Goras also have filthy dirty teeth, I guess the dental insurance is not so good in UK, Ian.You needed to say this in your post too.Biritshers have some kind of superority complex though they themselves are USA’ s B1t(h, thus making them in the same league with Pakistanis which is scum of the earth, thus making your country the same
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Anandq (Mumbai) replies to Anthony Morrison
Most likely you get your salary from a guy from India.
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Hari (USA) replies to Anthony Morrison
Nothing more to say except to add that all these characteristics were inherited from British. Go back to History and find out how the current Australian people were formed. Until British occupied India, India was a country of justice, wealth, health and great traditions. (of course few bad apples were there as in any society). Britain is a country of beggars without the wealth looted from colonial era. Prime example the way Kohinoor was looted (the way you just described India).
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Philip Shanklin (London) replies to Hari
Before the British arrived at your shores, yes there was wealth – hence the reason for coming there, obviously. But it was concentrated in the hands of the few, the Moghuls, Maharajas etc. Your own rulers sold you out. At the time of Indepence Gandhi himself said 92% of India lives in its villages i.e. unhygenic, illiterate, povert stricken, caste ridden, superstitious, ignorant in the extreme. The Britsh directly rules only about half but indirectly through Nawabs, Maharajahs, who screwed you royally for centuries. The blaady Kohinoor is valued by Sothebys and other auction houses at ￡50 million – a drop in the ocena. Your VIP’s security costa that each month. So take a hike. But most important message from the Whole World – please, please understand hygeine for God’s sake this the 21st Century stop blaming the British.
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