New Delhi has an 'overriding strategic interest' in developing better relations with China, Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said this week.
As we face the big issues, we do this in a cooperative manner so that we can negotiate solutions to the problems. We have an overriding strategic interest in letting relations grow in a healthy manner,” Menon was quoted as saying by IANS.
He said it was impossible to believe that the two countries were unable to manage their ties, adding, that there is 'no zero sum game' among all major powers.
Menon's comments follow a statement by senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Zhou Yongkang that the development of China and India provided opportunities rather than posed challenges to each other, according to a Xinhua report.