I’ve long been an advocate of closer Taiwan-India relations, and stuff like this just warms the cockles of my heart:

With India’s increasing influence in the South Asian region, Taiwan might want to extend its “go south” policy to include that country and seek more economic and political cooperation with the developing economy, a top official at the National Security Council (NSC) said yesterday.

“The world is observing the warming relations between the US and India, especially the most recent US-India nuclear agreement, which US President George W. Bush hopes the US Congress will endorse despite the fact that India has not signed the UN’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” council Deputy Secretary-General Parris Chang (張旭成) said.

“India sees China as its biggest threat in the region and its alignment with the US reflects a change of course in its foreign policy,” he said.