‘Delhi has identified itself with Trump’s Afghan strategy whereas the Chinese stance is calibrated — observant and objective, keeping a distance,’ says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
New Delhi and Beijing are the only two regional capitals that have commented on US President Donald J Trump’s speech on August 21 outlining the way forward in Afghanistan.
The Indian foreign ministry statement was effusive in praise while the Chinese statement has been one of cautious and guarded hope.
Delhi has identified itself with Trump’s Afghan strategy whereas the Chinese stance is calibrated — observant and objective, keeping a distance.
Among the regional States, India and China can be regarded as ‘winners’ unlike Pakistan, Iran and Russia.
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