November 9th, 2009
SHIMLA - Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that Beijing was becoming a security threat for New Delhi.
Talking to reporters here on Sunday, Bhagwat said: “China has encircled us, it has its base in Burma (Myanmar). We should also have a similar policy and should not allow these neighbouring countries to go with Beijing, and make them friends. They should favour India. Everyone knows China’s policies, but we did not pay attention and have almost lost Nepal.”
Bhagwat further said China makes claims on India’s Arunachal Pradesh State and at the same time wants good ties with New Delhi.
“Intentions of China are not hidden, it attacks Arunachal Pradesh and on the other hand says wants good relations with India,” he said.
Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s visit that began on Sunday to Arunachal Pradesh also claimed by China has renewed tensions between the Asian giants.
The visit, as well as reports of border incursions in recent months, has triggered tensions between the two nations.
Beijing, which claims Arunachal Pradesh a part of Tibet, criticised the visit of Dalai Lama. It has slammed the Dalai Lama’s ” visit as a scheme to wreck China’s relations” with India. (ANI)