Relationship between India and China likely to deteriorate further, says top US intelligence officer
According to US intelligence chief, relationship between India and China is likely to deteriorate further in the future. Both sides were involved in a long-stand off last year in Doklam plateau in Bhutan, which ended finally with both retreating.
“China’s growth may decelerate as the property sector cools and if Beijing accelerates economic reforms. India’s economy is expected to rebound after headwinds from taxation changes and demonetisation,” Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, said during hearing of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“We expect relations between India and China to remain tense and possibly to deteriorate further, despite the negotiated settlement to their three-month border standoff in August, elevating the risk of unintentional escalation,” Coats was quoted as saying.
Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India, America’s intelligence chief has warned, amid a spike in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers.
On February 12, a gunfight broke out between security forces and militants, who took shelter in a building in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar after their attempt …read more