China and India are important neighbours to each other and are the two largest developing countries and emerging markets, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
"A healthy and stable China-India relationship serves the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is also the common expectation of the region and the international community," it added.
The ministry made the remarks in response to India's Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa's comments that his forces are capable of effectively countering any threat from China while engaging in a two-front war also involving Pakistan.
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