New Delhi, December 3, 2012 – News n Analysis by Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, on the issue of China’s growing maritime strength and this is a big concern for India since China is upgrading its search for oil in such areas of seas beyond their territory.
I wrote about it earlier, no one bothered, now the Naval Chief has said on Monday that Beijing’s growing maritime strength was a “major, major cause for concern”.
Admiral DK Joshi explained to media that China is pushing forward to upgrade its navy and it is a good step but it is a great concern for India. His words to the effect:
“It is actually a major, major cause of concern for us, which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategies for.”
“The modernization of China is truly impressive.”
As regards China’s first aircraft carrier which it had put into service in September, was reported to have been locked in a series of disputes over strategic islands in the region, including Vietnam, the Philippines over the issue of territory in the South China Sea.
In this regard, India had signed a pact with Vietnam in October 2011 to expand oil exploration in the South China Sea for which China had shown their displeasure against India.
Although Beijing has urged New Delhi not to push ahead with the project for the sake of “peace and stability”, Joshi said that the Indian navy was ready to support state energy firm ONGC and had carried out exercises in preparation.
In my analytic view, there should be a healthy competition and not the way China claims such territories that is not supposed to theirs, and such territory claims have led to big differences between China and other countries including India.
It is hoped India and China would be able to cultivate respect each other and find out an agreeable solution suitable to both.