Prepare white paper on China technique: Ex-Foreign Secy Rao

KV Prasad

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 22

Underscoring the top of a four-decade-old part of India-China engagement, former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao in the present day advocated New Delhi convey out a white paper on its technique in the direction of Beijing from right here on.

Balanced strategy wanted

While India seeks disengagement at Ladakh, it ought to construct countervailing coalition not simply from the navy and safety viewpoint, but in addition on commerce, funding and expertise like 5G — Nirupama Rao, former Foreign Secretary

Drawing classes from the event, India ought to have a look at its curiosity, form a partnership to offer extra steadiness and give you a white paper on the technique in the direction of China which must be deliberated, the nation’s former prime diplomat mentioned in a webinar, “India-China Relations: The End of a Chapter”, organised by the Institute of Chinese Studies.

Characterising June 15 Galwan incident as a watershed, she mentioned it ended the turnaround in bilateral ties that got here after the 1988 go to of PM Rajiv Gandhi to China following which each side constructed upon this with a sequence of agreements, sustaining peace and tranquillity on the border, development in commerce ties and engagement of management at a number of ranges.

Rao, who additionally served as Ambassador in China and the US, mentioned “while India seeks disengagement at Ladakh, it should build countervailing coalition not just from the military and security point of view, but also on trade, investment and technology like 5G”.

Balancing the nation’s core pursuits, she mentioned, needed to go together with “sober, calibrated” diplomacy which might obtain greater than battle.

While aggressive rhetoric wouldn’t assist, she mentioned, India might deploy its diplomatic property and show its partnership with the US as a useful asset. The India-US ties, she mentioned, had sturdy institutional undergirding which ought to stand good. Other areas embrace maritime cooperation with buddies and democracies within the area.

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