Fazilka (Punjab): Expressing serious concern over India-China ties, Joginder Singh, former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that India must be cautious in establishing its diplomatic relations with the neighbouring nations so that the country’s interest remains secure.

While addressing a national seminar on the issue of India’s security concerns amid increasing influence of China, Singh said, “China is an emerging super power.

Friendship with China is necessary for the development of India but it must be handled with acute care.”

Making special mention about Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, he said, “In spite of punishing him (Ajmal Kasab), the

Indian Government has wasted whopping amount of Rs 13 crore in his security. This is not justified. In order to secure nation’s interest at diplomatic level, India has to work upon the loopholes in its political and legal system.”