Published: Sun, August 06, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

China demands immediate withdrawal of Indian troops

China demands immediate withdrawal of Indian troops

The Chicken's Neck is a thin stretch that connects the rest of India to the north-eastern states.

China's defence ministry last week also warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military's ability to defend its territory. China claims that 48 Indian soldiers, backed by a "large number" of troops, have been deployed at Doklam area which is acting as a hindrance for the country to build a road on its side of the boundary. That is the reason for India's measured statements compared to the shrill rhetoric from China - from "withdraw troops and talk" to veiled threats of a war.

On Thursday, the External Affairs minister spelt out the government's stand on the issue in Parliament.

She further added that the war is not the solution to every internal problem that arises.

Referring to India's June 30 statement on the issue, he said it was put out after "careful deliberations".

Earlier, China had emphatically rejected India's interference in its ongoing boundary dispute with Bhutan in the Doklam area and again urged New Delhi to withdraw unconditionally and end the almost two-month long stand-off. Sikkim became an Indian State in 1975 and China indirectly recognized India's control over Sikkim in 2003, upon agreement that India accept Tibet as part of China.

Earlier, China emphatically rejected India's interference in its ongoing boundary dispute with Bhutan in the Doklam area and again urged New Delhi to withdraw unconditionally and end the almost two-month long stand-off.

Quoting Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Global Times reported on August 5 that China is prepared for a small war to assert its position in Doklam, which is actually Bhutanese territory.

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"What India has done not only severely violates China's territorial sovereignty but also poses a grave challenge to regional peace and stability and the global order, which will not be tolerated by any sovereign state", Geng said.

Her ministry's spokesman Gopal Baglay yesterday said India was in close coordination with Bhutan over the Dokal issue.

"Indian side is always keeping "peace" on the tip of its tongue. This is by no means for peace". "The Indian side should bear corresponding responsibilities", Geng said.

Earlier in June, according to reports from China, Indian guards crossed into China's Donglang region and obstructed work on a road in the valley, whilst confronting Chinese troops.

"Since the incident broke out, India has invented various excuses to justify its illegal action, but its arguments have no factual or legal grounds at all and are simply untenable", the ministry said.

Citing economic implications, he said that Indians should stop purchasing any product - be it be mobile, watches, cars, or toys - that is made in China.

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had, on Thursday, said in the Rajya Sabha that India has taken efforts to ease the stand-off with China.

Since the incident occurred, China has shown utmost goodwill and sought to communicate with India through diplomatic channels to resolve the incident. Has also shown the patience of the upper level to maintain normal bilateral relations and regional peace and stability.

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