Nowadays, there seems to be a lot of soft-hot tussle going on between India and China. The Galwan Valley dispute had caught fire, but in spite of that, there has been an unprecedented increase in India-China trade in the last two years. The India-China air service is closed nowadays, but this week a special ship of Indian traders has reached China. Despite the bitterness arising out of the Galvan Valley dispute, the military officers of both the countries are sitting and talking to each other again and again. Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have also met each other in some international meetings. As a result of this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spoke very openly on foreign affairs, remained almost silent against China. We saw the same thing when there was a huge uproar during the visit of US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. The silence of our Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and State Department spokesperson in support or opposition to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was surprising, but that silence has now been broken. Why is it broken?
Because China has done two big wrong things here. One, it has opposed the resolution in the Security Council to designate Pakistani national Abdul Rauf Azhar as a terrorist and secondly it has announced to station its spy ship at Hambantota port in Sri Lanka. Both these Chinese steps are pure anti-India. Azhar has been designated a terrorist by both the US and India. This is not the first time that China has committed this misdeed of saving Pakistani terrorists. About two months ago, he also got the name of Abdul Rehman Makki of Lashkar-Taiba banned. Similarly, in the way of declaring Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood as a terrorist, China had put obstacles four times. Abdul Rauf Azhar is alleged to have organized the hijacking of an Indian ship in 1998, the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, the attack on the Kathua military-camp in 2014 and the Pathankot air force attack in 2016. China is giving protection to these Pakistani terrorists but it is throwing millions of its Uighur Muslims in torture camps. These Pakistani terrorists keep provoking them too. I have seen this myself in Xin-Chiang province of China. That is why the Indian criticism of this Chinese move is accurate. As far as Taiwan is concerned, the soft criticism from India is also timely. Why should he allow himself to slip either side in the Sino-US dispute?
,Author, Indian abroad Policy council Of President Huh,