Sikkim Standoff: China warns India, Says May Help Pak over Kashmir issue

New Delhi, July 10: In a recent instance, Chinese media have warned India to withdraw its troops from Sikkim’s Doklam area otherwise it may trigger to serious consequences.

An editorial on Monday in the official China Daily newspaper stated that India should back down in the latest border dispute
“before the situation deteriorates and leads to more serious consequences”, adding if China may help Pakistan if India
intervenes in Doklam between China, Bhutan.

It also stated Beijing “will not make any compromises at the cost of its territorial integrity”.

“Even if India were requested to defend Bhutan’s territory, this could only be limited to its established territory, not the disputed area. Otherwise, under India’s logic, if the Pakistani government requests, a third country’s army can enter the area disputed by India and Pakistan, including India-controlled Kashmir “, the editorial in Global Times asserted.

“India’s incursion, based on its own strategic judgment, is a clear violation of international law. Indian Defense Minister Arun
Jaitley claimed that India was “not the 1962 India anymore.” However, China’s situation in 1962 was even more dire. At present, though the US and other Western countries have the intention to contain China through supporting India, they have a wide range of common interests with China. Therefore, Western countries cannot unconditionally stand on the side of India about India’s incursion into China’s territory. As for the territorial dispute between China and Bhutan, it should be resolved by both sides and India must respect Bhutan’s sovereignty” it further added.

However, the Chinese state media has published a number of critical articles related to ongoing border stand-off criticising India, but this was the first time it mentioned interfere in Kashmir issue.

In another piece of article, it stated that India must stop using the spiritual leader Dalai Lama as a trump card which could lead deteriorate relationship with China.

India and China are witnessing border conflict since last month which should be resolved soon for peace and tranquillity between the two nations.

Recently, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at G 20 Summit.

Wefornews Bureau

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