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China tries to increase hold on Nepal through Maoists: RSS

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday alleged that China was trying to tighten its hold on Nepal through Maoists and advocated for a firm diplomatic strategy to increase India's influence on neighbouring countries.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2010 22:34 IST

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday alleged that China was trying to tighten its hold on Nepal through Maoists and advocated for a firm diplomatic strategy to increase India's influence on neighbouring countries.

Addressing a convention of Sangh workers here, he said Beijing was trying to increase its hold on the Himalayan nation. India should have a well-thought foreign policy to enhance its influence in the region.

He expressed the fear that China may also attempt to grab land in bordering territories and cautioned to be aware of the neighbouring country's policy on Arunachal Pradesh.

On Pakistan he said India should clearly covey to Islamabad that there can be no confidence building measures unless it checks cross-border terrorism.

"We are not against friendship with Pakistan, but such a measure should be taken only after teaching it a lesson. Then only Pakistan will understand the real meaning of friendship."

Referring to RSS role in appointment of Nitin Gadkari as the BJP president, he said the Sangh does not indulge in politics.

"Though people say so, we haven't got anyone appointed as the president. RSS does not get involved in politics and believes only in rashtraneeti."

Many of the swayamsewaks were in the politics and sometimes they get disoriented, he said.

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