January 21, 2013
Since the New Year, interactions between China and India at multilateral and bilateral levels have been eye-catching. Beijing and New Delhi have expressed willingness to step up security cooperation and work for common development.
Recently, State Councilor Dai Bingguo delivered a letter from newly elected Party chief Xi Jinping to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Dai was in India to attend the third meeting between the National Security Advisers of the BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Xi said in his letter that the world has enough space for the common development of China and India, and it needs the two countries to realize common development. China's latest interpretation of Sino-Indian ties, which is full of goodwill, has drawn much media attention in India.
When meeting with Indian Defense Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma in Beijing, Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, said China attaches great importance to developing military ties with India and hopes to increase mutual strategic trust, enhance friendly communication and deepen pragmatic cooperation. China is committed to promoting the strategic partnership for peace and prosperity with India, Xu said.
All these are positive signals that the two neighbors are now looking to deepen mutual trust and the bilateral relationship, which will contribute to regional peace and development.
China Daily, Beijing