Beijing: Is the semblance of ties among China, Russia and India giving a headache to USA?
It does, say Chinese state media and add that the US is afraid the ties might develop further in the context of Ukraine crisis.
According to Zhao Gancheng, a research fellow at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, the US is blatantly displaying its hegemonic mentality, asking other nations—either you are with the US, or against the US.
It is quite reminiscent of the same slogan of George W. Bush, made in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, according to Zhao Gancheng.
Expanding further, China's Global Times termed the claim by the White House economic adviser Brian Deese as an open threat; Brian Deese reportedly said that the consequences of New Delhi's "more explicit strategic alignment" with Moscow would be "significant and long term".
The US would not accept even if India kept a relatively balanced position during the ongoing conflict without aligning with Russia, according to Global Times.
The report said that neutral position wouldn't make sense to the US, and Washington was looking for complete support to the US, according to Zhao.
Before economic adviser Brian Deese made the remarks, the US, according to Global Times, had warned India against establishing an alternate payment system with Russia for oil. But India went ahead benefiting from the ties with Russia.
The report said the US underestimated the antipathy the rest of the world holds for it and India's response pointed at this "obvious tread".
Not only India, but the majority of the general public in China and Latin American countries and other developing world have not taken sides with the US in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, even if the US believes it is standing on the moral high ground, IANS reported.