Francesco Sisci: China and India fall into step

From Asia Times Online:

Depending on one’s geostrategic outlook, the dream, or nightmare, of a China- axis – complete with 2.4 billion people – is a step closer with the recent announcement that the two countries will for the first time ever hold joint military maneuvers.

The head of the Indian army, General Joginder Jaswant Singh, after meeting with his visiting Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, said that the armies were going to hold joint counter-terrorism and peacekeeping training programs. Singh said that border tensions between the two countries (over which they went to war in 1962) had eased so much that young soldiers from both armies were already going on joint mountaineering expeditions, playing volleyball and even sharing meals on their remote Himalayan joint border area.

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