Scholars said the inability of India to confront China should not rush into the South China Sea
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newspaper special correspondent in Vietnam, Huang Mengzhe
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“Hindustan Times” 18, citing unnamed Indian official as saying the Indian oil and gas company and the Vietnam National Petroleum Corporation will sign a strategic cooperation memorandum of understanding with Vietnamese President Jin-October visit to India is expected to sign the record of the agreement. “Despite China’s stern warning, but the more the bilateral agenda in India, energy security has been listed as top priority.” Jin-record 17 in a meeting with visiting Indian Foreign Minister Krishna said Vietnam welcomes India’s “Look East Strategy.” India is also involved in the South China Sea sparked controversy in his country. Indian government issued a document called 18 former officials, there is no advantage in the South of India, even the United States should not rush to get involved in none of the “deep trip” area.
“Hindustan Times” quoted Indian officials as saying that India’s energy security is a priority for the past 10 years, India’s oil and gas companies have been doing business in Vietnam, with Vietnam now it plans to CNPC signed a strategic cooperation memorandum of understanding, to accelerate the South China Sea oil exploration. Vietnamese government agencies and the media are not confirmed this news.
Indian media also said Zhang Jin record will be signed during his visit to India on a number of economic, scientific and technical cooperation agreement, India will announce a higher line of credit to Vietnam, higher than the existing 3.0 billion rupees, but also in Vietnam to set up more IT parks. The article also said that the more state-owned Indian oil companies are “strategic cooperation”, which means that there will be more exploration projects, this will no doubt infuriate China. Currently, the Indian oil and gas company’s investment in Vietnam, India accounted for nearly half of total investment.
While most Indian media is still immersed in the “anti-China” excited, but some scholars began to think rationally. Government of India, former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Chennai 18 Raman affairs director of the Institute in the “Eurasian Review” Web site published an article that India should not rush “into” the South China Sea, “even though these waters are now in the Vietnamese oil-producing real under control, but the declaration of Vietnam’s sovereignty by China refuted “,” In fact, the Vietnamese can not be effective against China’s oil exploration activities, interference, Hanoi, Indian companies are also unable to provide adequate protection. ” He warned that the United States against China’s claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea, but Washington has not directly involved in the dispute, but instead to remain neutral, because the United States and China know that confrontation could be counterproductive. The strength of the Indian Navy in the South China Sea and extension capacity lags far behind the United States. “India is now the South China Sea dispute in support of that position in Vietnam, very careful consideration, may make India and China in the South China Sea, even China and India’s land border dangerous military confrontation, the overall deterioration of Sino-Indian relations.” Raman also warned that India it will take 5 years to -10 years in Tibet with China’s infrastructure to achieve the same level, “India is not ready all-out confrontation with China, South China Sea is not India’s sphere of influence, India does not want to win in the South China Sea.” ▲
(“Global Times” September 19, 2011 No. 03 version)
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