Kashmir bombing may put new strain on India-China ties

An Indian boy joining mourners paying their last respects to the Central Reserve Police Force troopers during a candlelight march in Bhopal last Saturday. Indian Muslims holding up a scratched photo of Pakistan-based terror group chief Masood Azhar a
Indian Muslims holding up a scratched photo of Pakistan-based terror group chief Masood Azhar as they shout slogans against Pakistan during a protest in Mumbai last Friday, the day after an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Kashmir that killed more than 40 men.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
An Indian boy joining mourners paying their last respects to the Central Reserve Police Force troopers during a candlelight march in Bhopal last Saturday. Indian Muslims holding up a scratched photo of Pakistan-based terror group chief Masood Azhar a
An Indian boy joining mourners paying their last respects to the Central Reserve Police Force troopers during a candlelight march in Bhopal last Saturday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Indian trade bodies urge boycott of Chinese goods, firms over China's close Pakistan ties

The suicide bombing attack on Indian forces in Kashmir last week not only reignited tensions with Pakistan, but could also put India's ties with China under new strain.

This would reverse recent gains the two Asian rivals have made in reducing distrust and turn Indian public opinion against China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2019, with the headline 'Kashmir bombing may put new strain on India-China ties'. Print Edition | Subscribe