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Ivanka Trump’s India visit part of US strategy to use New Delhi for pressurising Beijing: Chinese media

An article in “Global Times” claimed that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) platform is ultimately a tool of US foreign policy which Washington will use to implement some of its foreign strategic objectives.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 20, 2017 20:32 IST ]
Ivanka Trump with PM Modi at GES Summit in Hyderabad

In an interesting analysis of Ivanka Trump’s recent India visit, the state-run Chinese media has said that though she came for participating in Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), the move was part of US strategy to pressurise Beijing by using New Delhi.

An article in “Global Times” claimed that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) platform is ultimately a tool of US foreign policy which Washington will use to  implement some of its foreign strategic objectives. The article went on to add that because of this very reason, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took time off from his hectic campaign schedule in Gujarat for attending GES Summit in Hyderabad.

“That may explain why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the time to take part in the Eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which coincides with the election campaign in the state of Gujarat. Modi came to the summit because it is actually an important diplomatic activity with strategic significance, held together by India and the US,” the article said.

The article also accused India of being eager to complete with China and said that New Delhi is resorting to other countries for Checking Beijing. 

“The US inevitably has strong suspicions about the emerging power that is China, and the best strategy to curb the emerging power is to put pressure on it by using other countries' hands. India is probably the nation that is the most eager to compete with China, thus it has strong intrinsic motivation to check and balance China by resorting to other countries,” it added.

The article also added that since India's own strength was not enough to win a visit by President Trump, New Delhi was trying to maintain a friendly relationship with Ivanka and fully explore the potential of the concept of the "Indo-Pacific" proposed by the US.

Ivanka is US President Donald Trump's daughter as well as a senior White House Adviser. 

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