India asks China to show sensitivity to core interests

New Delhi: Asking China to demonstrate sensitivity to its core interests, India has said that Asian countries would judge China`s "peaceful rise" not so much by the intentions of its leadership as by their "actions".

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said China`s rise, which presents both challenges as well as opportunities, will be "watched" closely.

"There will be both competition and cooperation but a stable dynamic equilibrium can be maintained within the larger matrix of dialogue and diplomacy. But China has to demonstrate sensitivity to India`s core interests," she said while delivering a speech at a seminar recently.

The remarks come in the backdrop of India`s serious concern over Chinese policy of issuing stapled visas to residents of northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir which New Delhi feels is impingement on the country`s "sovereignty and territorial integrity".

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