Chinese Professor Dr. Hu Shisheng who is an expert on South Asian matters and is associated with the ‘China Institute of Contemporary International Relations’ believes that the “change of guard” in New Delhi will trigger massive changes in the regional relationship.
“The crux of Modi’s victory in India is the formation of a competent and stable government with full executive power that will be in favor of cordial ties between China and India,” he says in response to email queries posed by Purna Basnet of Nagarik National Daily, May 26, 2014.
“It is the right time to seek trilateral partnership to invest in hydropower…India and China can invest in building connecting highways and establishing rail routes in the region”, he adds.
While the two governments should cooperate to counter the growing US influence in the region they could focus on managing the regional economy by investing in regional infrastructure, he concludes.
But what of the existing US-India Axis?
Similarly, Beijing based Professor Ma Jiali associated with China Center for Strategic Studies on the other hand believes that the two countries (China and India) may find themselves entangled in border related issues during Modi’s rule in India.
“I am of the firm belief that Modi will ease relations with the neighbors, this will be his primary task,” says Professor Ma.
“Traditionally Nepal is a good friend of India and China both. I hope that the new leadership in India will establish cordial relations with both Nepal and China.”
“While he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat he had visited China and conducted study of our development works,” say Ma and adds, “Modi is eager to enhance economic relation between the two countries, China can play significant role in India’s development.”
Source : telegraphnepal , com