Beijing should review
Beijing must not forget that India, under Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, had championed the cause of communist China before and after its emergence in 1949 for its membership of the UN Security Council and other crucial issues. It is also a fact that China betrayed India and invaded it in 1962. However, we were large-hearted enough to move on and try to cultivate friendly relations.
Unfortunately, China’s opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and its support to Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar have proved that the Middle Kingdom’s hostility towards India continues unabated. The ball is in China’s court. If it wants good neighbourly ties, it must review its anti-India postures. Otherwise, there is no doubt that New Delhi will have to rethink its position in line with the feelings of outrage of its people against China’s recent unfriendly acts.