New Delhi: In its Republic Day message, China has offered to give a push to the strategic ties with India and has asked New Delhi not fall prey to the trap laid by U.S.A.
In his message to President Pranab Mukherjee, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed China’s willingness ‘to make concerted efforts with India to lift their strategic cooperative partnership oriented to peace and prosperity to a higher level’.
The message also added that many western media reports have pointed out that the U.S., regardless of historical complications, is putting more efforts into soliciting India to act as a partner, even an ally, to support Washington’s “pivot to Asia” strategy which is mainly devised to counter China’s rise.
It has also been pointed out that this is a strategy to frame India and China as natural rivals.
With the disputes between India and China on the rise over the North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the message comes as a clear indication that the Chinese administration is not in good favour of the rising relations between India and the U.S.