Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said India and China have established a strategic and cooperative partnership based on the principles of 'Panchsheel, equality and mutual sensitivity' to each other's concerns.
"India's relations with other countries stand on their own footing and are independent of the relations of those countries with third countries. Government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's interests and security and takes all necessary measures to protect these," he said in a written reply to Yogi Adityanath in Lok Sabha today. (ANI)