China says ties with India friendly, cooperative despite AGNI-3 testing
Amidst reports that a successful test of AGNI-3 by India poses threat to China, Beijing has said that ties with New Delhi are friendly and cooperative.delhi Updated: Feb 10, 2010 12:40 IST
Amidst reports that a successful test of AGNI-3 by India poses threat to China, Beijing has said that ties with New Delhi are friendly and cooperative.
India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable missile on Sunday, putting China’s major cities within its strike range.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu refused to comment on the reports at a regular news briefing in Beijing, only saying that China-India relations maintain their good momentum.
“I don’t want to interpret or comment on the reports,” Xinhua quoted Ma, as saying.
“The China-India relation is friendly and cooperative. China will not be a threat to India, and nor will India pose a threat to China,” Ma said.
“Bilateral ties will move forward with the joint effort of both countries,” he added.