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China is a greater threat than Pak: BJP
April 26, 2008 18:51 IST
Former Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party member Arun Shourie on Saturday said that China was a greater threat to India than Pakistan.
Although Pakistan was a threat to India's security, it was manageable, but China posed a bigger threat to the country since it was not manageable, Shourie told reporters after a seminar on 'Are we safe? Threats to India's security', organised by the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.
Shourie said that China had been entering into countries with 'comprehensive national strength' with long-term objectives.
He said the external situation of India was very ominous since the country was surrounded by 'failed states'.
Shourie, however, said that since Pakistan was busy with its own problems now, this had given some respite to India as the number of killings had come down significantly in Kashmir.
The BJP Member of Parliament said that the country's internal security was also in peril since there was no 'functioning government'.