China conveys its reservations on Indian Consulate in Lhasa

China wants better relations with India
  • 6th round of Indo-China strategic dialogue begins on opening Indian consulates especially in Lhasa, Tibet. China is apprehensive.
  • China against granting India more diplomatic presence in Lhasa. Nepal is present, US yet to get permission. India mum on issue.
  • India may not press for setting up Lhasa consulate for some time. Keen on Chengdu, Sichuan on Tibet border. Two are IT hubs.
  • India also keeps options open for Kunming and Yunnan province

Exams Perspective:

  1. India China Bilateral Relations
  2. Indo-China Strategic Dialogue