Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Chinese projects in airports under scanner

New Delhi: Concerned at China's continued monitoring of Indian nuclear establishments, missile and satellite launch facilities, the national security advisor has alerted the government against giving sanction to the Great Wall Airlines of China for the development of cargo facilities at Chennai and Mumbai airports.
Stating that the airline's presence would not be in the interest of the country, a National Security Council Secretariat report said the airline has close links with the Chinese Army and could prove detrimental to the security of India's vital installations situated close to the two airports. On the dangers of allowing Chinese airlines to set up base in India, the note on potential threats to national security said state-owned China Great Wall Industry Corporation is closely associated with the People's Liberation Army and holds 51% stake in the airline company. The core competence of the Chinese company, which has a majority stake in the airline, is commercial development of space technology.
08/11/06 Pradeep Thakur/Times of India
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