Chinese and Indian military officials are working out details for closer cooperation between the two countries. Despite a long term border dispute (high in unpopulated mountains), the two countries have much in common. Moslem Pakistan is chaotic and backward looking, while India is not. Although China has long been allies with Pakistan, Indian is seen as a better match. Between them, the two nations possess a third of the planet's population. Military cooperation, and the growing size of each nation's navy, would give the two effective control of sea areas from the African coast to Japan.