Connect with us


Under Pressure from US, China Cities Panchsheel Agreement For Peace with India



India and China share a very complicated relationship. From aggressively competing for global influence, to working closely on BRICS, SCO and RIC summits, both the nations are somewhat under pressure from Trump’s trade policies, especially Beijing.

Chinese state-run media accuses India of abandoning its traditional non-alignment policy and drifting toward the US. This has dampened the spirit of Panchsheel (the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence). Such an impression is neither good for India nor for the rest of the world, asserts the article.

India should assist in trying to solve global conflicts rather than becoming a party to them. The 2+2 meeting between the Indian defence and foreign ministers and their US counterparts did very little to dissipate the perception that the Indian drift toward the US is continuing. India should realize that it holds a very significant position in the world, it should not become subservient to the US.

India has surpassed France and about to zoom ahead of the UK to become the fifth largest economy in the world and has become the fourth strongest military power after the US, Russia and China, acknowledges the article.

Even though there are some areas of disagreement between India and China, areas of agreement are far more prominent. The US is cornering both nations with “America First” policy which is bound to impact economies of both the nations. The sooner the two countries come together, the sooner the reality of Asia’s century will become apparent.

The article states that the purchasing power parity (PPP) is closer to ground reality. If we take PPP into consideration, then the standing of the countries will be different, with China in the first place, followed by the US and India.

Even if we continue to use GDP as the only criterion for economic standings, things are going to change soon. By 2030, the standings are going to be most likely: China first, followed by the US and India. By 2050, it can be China first, followed by India and the US in the third place. Sooner or later, the world is going to realize that Asia’s century has already dawned.

India has to do more to dispel the perception that it is aligning with the US to contain China. India has some differences with China, particularly on the border dispute, however, Delhi should understand that the border conflict is a legacy of colonialism rather than a Chinese creation.

Together, India and China can send a message to the world that unlike the Western-dominated world, Asia’s century will not mean domination and hegemony of Asia, but the end of domination and hegemony of any one country. Relations between countries, regions, races, colours and religions will be based on equality, tolerance and mutual respect. These principles were given to the world by Panchsheel, which were developed jointly by India and China which needs to be revived.

More News at EurAsian Times




Russia-China Russia-China
Featured1 hour ago

Are Russia & China Taking A Lead From NATO & Working To Develop A Joint Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier?

China and Russia’s common adversary, the US, has brought the two powers together and have cooperated by carrying out joint...

JU-88 JU-88
Featured1 hour ago

How The United States Got Hold Of Nazi Germany’s Most Ferocious Multi-Role Warplane – The Ju-88s?

The Junkers Ju-88 combat aircraft that was a mainstay in Nazi Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe, miraculously found their way to...

Indian-Armed-Forces Indian-Armed-Forces
Asia Pacific7 hours ago

Indian Elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) Deployed In Ladakh As India-China Border Tensions Refuse To Die Down

In the latest development in the India-China border standoff, the Indian Navy has deployed its elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) near...

Bubonic Plague Bubonic Plague
Featured7 hours ago

China Blames India & Pakistan For COVID-19 Pandemic; Gives Clean-Chit To Original Epicenter – Wuhan

A new study by Chinese researchers has now claimed that the COVID-19 virus originated in the summer of 2019 in...

Expert Reviews9 hours ago

Modified Version Of BrahMos Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Successfully Tested; Hits Target With Pinpoint Accuracy

The Russian Navy has once again test-fired its latest hypersonic anti-ship missile Zircon, also spelled as Tsirkon which is reported...

Missile-System Missile-System
Asia Pacific10 hours ago

Japan’s Biggest Threats Aren’t China And North Korea, But A Challenging Issue Within Its Own Army

Japan’s dwindling birthrate has now become a security threat as the Self Defense Forces (SDF) face challenges to recruit personnel...

Boycott-Chinese-Products Boycott-Chinese-Products
Featured12 hours ago

China Ends Western Nuclear Monopoly With Indigenous Hualong One Reactor – Chinese Media

The China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) claimed on Friday that its first Hualong One, a third-generation pressurized water nuclear reactor,...

Gangayaan-ISRO Gangayaan-ISRO
Featured13 hours ago

India’s Ambitious Human Space Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ Gets A Big Boost With The Delivery Of S-200 Boosters

At a time when India’s human space mission, Gaganyaan, has seen repeated delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the recent...

Saudi-Israel Saudi-Israel
Featured14 hours ago

Normalization Of Ties Between Saudi Arabia And Israel Not Possible During King Salman’s Reign: Reports

After the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan agreed to normalize their relations with long-standing enemy, Israel, through a...

Featured16 hours ago

India Choking Pakistan In The Middle-East; After Saudi & UAE, Modi Govt Adds Bahrain To The List

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently concluded his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. He had met...