The National Security Advisors of India and China will meet next week in Hyderabad to discuss a host of issues between the two nations ranging from India’s NSG bid to China’s attempt to block United Nation’s ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar. Interestingly, the scheduled meeting between the two officials is not an official bilateral discussion.
The Union Home Ministry has on Saturday confirmed in a statement that the National security advisor of India, Mr.Ajith Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi will hold an informal meeting in Hyderabad next week. The statement from the Home ministry also added that the officials will discuss a range of issues straining the relation between the two countries.
India’s major concerns with China will be its long-standing wish for entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group, which China opposes. The sub-continent is also concerned over the dragon nation blocking UN action against the JeM chief Masood Azhar
India will also strongly condemn the construction of $46 billion Economic corridor between Pakistan and China, which passes through the controversial Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
On the other hand, China has also expressed its dissatisfaction with the Indian government pertaining to various issues in the recent times. The Chinese government is unhappy with India moving closer to the US and Japan with defence and strategic economic ties. Also, the Chinese government demanded the India to not to allow Dalai Lama to enter Arunachal Pradesh, which it considers as Southern Tibet.
In addition to the already existing host of problems, the Chinese government has taken a serious note of the Indian traders blocking the Chinese goods from entering the Indian markets. It is a well-known fact that the Indian markets are dominated by the low-quality Chinese products and hence, the decision of the Indian traders to block the Chinese goods will affect the dragon nation dearly.
Though the meeting between the two high-level officials is not an official bilateral discussion, political analysts believe that such informal discussions are key for the Indo-China relations to remain intact.