CPMThe CPI-M on Monday denounced the 100 per cent FDI in defence, aviation and pharmaceutical industries, saying this was not in India’s interests.

Referring to the growing strategic ties between the US and India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said the FDI decision was “a consequence of these defence agreements”.

“This (FDI decision) is not in the interests of India and raise serious
questions concerning both our internal security and our sovereignty,” the CPI-M said in a statement.

“As a consequence of the Indo-US strategic partnership, the Modi government has now announced across the board greater access to FDI.

“India is permitting foreign capital to reap super profits and seek to emerge out of their global economic crisis at the expense of our domestic economy.”

The CPI-M also said that India had “now become party to naval exercises with the US and Japan in South China seas.

“These exercises, code-named ‘Malabar Naval Exercises’, were earlier held
off Indian coast in the Arabian Sea. Moving into the waters of South China
seas has many serious implications for our independent foreign policy and
security concerns.”

The CPI-M reiterated its demand that the disputes in the South China Sea
must be settled in accordance with international law and established
international procedures.

“The Indian government must adhere to this time tested policy position that India has always maintained.”

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