India hoped the policy set by Communist Party Congress in China

Vastavam web:  India today hoped that the direction and the policy set by the Communist Party Congress in China will further promote Sino-India relations and contribute to peace and stability in the region.The remarks by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar came in response to a query on Chinese President Xi Jinping starting his second five-year term and ordering the country’s Army to intensify its combat readiness by focusing on how to win wars during the Congress of the Communist party.On China’s offer for India to join its ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, which includes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Kumar said India’s position on the issue is well-known.
Though India supports connectivity, it has to be open and equitable, he added.India has objected to the CPEC as it is being laid through disputed territory and New Delhi boycotted a high- profile Belt and Road Forum organised by China in May.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang yesterday in Beijing told reporters that, “We welcome other countries including India to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the basis of voluntarism.” The ministry is in touch with Pakistani authorities through its high commission there, the external affairs ministry spokesperson said.