Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 16
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India TNN television on 3rd March said, it is expected that the exercise of three countries will further intensify their tense relations with China. Because the joining of Japan, Australia and Singapore in military exercises of India and the United States in the Bay of Bengal in 2007 made China very angry. Beijing thinks that this is the security axis of Asia-Pacific region to curb its development. However, Indian Prime Minister Modi last year again asked Japan to participate in related exercises. “The New York Times,” dated 3rd said that while India is circumspect on strategic alliance, it has reached an agreement.with the United States and Japan on partnership for contending with China in the South China Sea

On 2nd , Harris in a dialogue session known as Raisina Dialogue, Indian version of “Shangri-La Dialogue” claimed that freedom of navigation is a fundamental right of all nations, “no country should consider that freedom of navigation is a threat.” He said India, Australia and the United States these “like-minded” countries can carry out military activities anywhere in the high seas. He also criticized without naming that “Some countries have attempted coercion by means of intimidation and bullying small countries,” at the same time expressed appreciation for India to resolve the disputes of the Indian Ocean waters by peaceful means. He said that the United States hopes that the joint naval exercises with India held annually expand into joint operations across Asia-Pacific, but this may make the direct involvement of India in the South China Sea disputes.

Harris said that the policy of the United States and India are in the perfect time to “converge”: “President Obama is implementing the strategy of returning to Asia-Pacific, Prime Minister Modi is implementing East policy, in near future, the Navies of United States and India will cruise in the Asia Pacific area, and will become a popular landscape.

According to “Newsweek” Japanese version report, the United States, Japan, India, three countries on 2nd “at the same time announced” that with in the year they will conduct joint maritime exercise near the South China Sea close to the Philippines. This will lead to further escalation of Sino-US friction around the South China Sea situation. This exercise has added Japan in addition to the earlier conducted US-India maritime exercises, making the scope of exercise enlarged.

An article of Japan Okazaki Institute pointed out that, to contain China, we cannot just look on United States, but have to rely on Asian countries, especially economically fast developing India, and “politically strengthening” Japan should play its due role. Japan-US-India joint military exercise will be beneficial to military cooperation and strengthening maritime safety. “If China achieved its ambitions, it is clear that it would not be conducive to Japan and India to form the regional order, for which Japan and India should adjust their policies and investments to the countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka .”

Philippine GMA News on 3rd said, last year , the US-India military exercises held in the Bay of Bengal, was considered to deal with China’s move of increasingly tough regional posture; three countries will again hold naval exercises in the northern Philippines, at the time when the Obama administration is dissatisfied with China on its military deployment and reclamation of island in the South China Sea, it may worsen the situation of South China Sea. The Reuters on 2nd said, with the China’s declaration to strengthen the sovereignty in Paracel Islands waters, the United States also made more challenges to China, “the United States do not want to be considered weak against China’s position on the question of the South China Sea.”

 

美国拉印度日本搞“南海军演”

印度TNN电视台3日称,预料三国演习将会进一步加剧它们同中国的紧张关系。2007年,印度和美国在孟加拉湾的军演因为日本、澳大利亚和新加坡的加入,让中国很愤怒。北京认为这是亚太地区遏制其发展的安全轴心。尽管如此,印度总理莫迪去年还是再次要求日本参加了相关演习。《纽约时报》3日称,印度对战略结盟非常警惕,却与美日结伙在南海抗衡中国上达成了共识。

2日,哈里斯在号称是印度版“香格里拉对话”的瑞辛纳对话会上声称,航行自由是所有国家的基本权利,“没有国家应该认为航行自由是威胁”。他说,印度、澳大利亚和美国这些“志同道合”的国家可以在公海的任何地方进行军事活动。他还不指名地批评“一些国家试图通过恫吓和胁迫的手段欺负小国”,同时对印度以和平手段解决印度洋水域纠纷表示赞赏。他说,美国希望把它同印度每年举行的联合海军演习扩大成为跨亚太的联合行动,但此举可能让印度直接卷入南海争端。

哈里斯称,美国和印度的政策正在完美的时间“交汇在一起”:“奥巴马总统正在实施重返亚太战略,莫迪总理正推行东进政策,不远的将来,美国和印度的海军将游弋在亚太海域,并且成为广受欢迎的一道风景。”

据《新闻周刊》日文版报道,美国、日本、印度三个国家2日“同时宣布了”年内将在靠近菲律宾的南海附近进行共同海上训练。这将导致中美围绕南海局势的摩擦进一步升级。这次训练是在美印之前进行的海上训练之外加入了日本,使得军演范围扩大。

日本冈崎研究所撰文指出,遏制中国,不能只是期待美国,而要靠亚洲各国,特别是经济发展迅速的印度,“政治主张在加强”的日本也应发挥应有作用。日美印联合军演将有利于军事合作和强化海洋安全。“如果中国实现了自己的野心,很明确将形成不利于日本和印度的地区秩序,为此日印应调整对缅甸和斯里兰卡等国的政策和投资”。

菲律宾GMA新闻网3日称,去年,美印日在孟加拉湾军演,被认为是应对中国日益强硬的地区姿态的举动;三国又将在菲律宾北部举行海上军演,正值奥巴马政府对中国在南海的军事部署和填海造岛不满之际,可能恶化南海局势。路透社2日称,随着中国在西沙群岛海域加强主权宣示,美国也对中国作出了更多挑战,“美国不愿意被认为是在南海问题上对中国立场软弱”。

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