China wants to reduce India’s influence in Indian Ocean region, say papers submitted at DGPs’ meet

Chinese activities and influence in India’s extended neighbourhood have grown increasingly with the sole purpose of keeping New Delhi constrained and occupied in facing the

resultant challenges, according to papers submitted at a key security meet here. The papers presented by Indian Police Service officers at the just concluded conference of DGPs

and IGPs submit that by providing huge amounts of money in the name of loans for developmental works in Southeast and South Asia, China wants to reduce India’s influence in the

Indian Ocean region and force resolution of bilateral issues on Beijing’s terms. The three-day annual conference was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union

Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and about 350 top police officers of the country. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China-Pakistan Economic

Corridor (CPEC), infrastructure related investments in India’s neighbouring countries through easy loans, hot borders and Line of Actual Control (LAC) are some of the tools

Beijing has been using effectively, the papers say. Also ReadWhat China’s reopening means for India The last two-and-a-half-decades have seen Chinese economic and

military growth at a massive scale and Chinese activities and influence in India’s extended neighbourhood have grown proportionately, they find. “All this is being done with the

aim to keep India constrained and occupied in facing the resultant challenges, force resolution of bilateral issues on its own terms, modulate India’s growth story, leaving it

(China) free to achieve its aim of becoming not only Asia’s pre-eminent power, but a global superpower,” according to the papers.