No ambition to expand borders: Rajnath Singh

22 August, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Bipin Rawat Army Chief General, Doklam standoff, Ministry of External Affairs, ladakh Pangong Tso lake Raveesh Kumar Chinese boat patrols, People Liberation Army

Two weeks ago, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said, "We have a strong army but war can not be a solution to any problem and added, "Wisdom is to resolve issues diplomatically". He said we should have good relations with our neighbours.

"India has never attacked any country, nor does it have an ambition to expand its borders".

While the military stand-off between India and China is getting tensed at Doklam, co-relating the non-sharing of hydrological data by China during the current monsoon season with the Sikkim stand-off would be "premature", said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). "There will be a solution soon and I am sure China will make a positive move", he said. They were stopped by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police before a skirmish started.

As per media reports, China was all set for a battle with India on Doklam standoff as India prevented China from constructing a road at the trijunction. File photo: Indrajit Das via Wikimedia Commons. Contrary to the video last week, Beijing mouthpiece Xinhua has this time listed out why India and China are not born rivals. The video has not been verified but the incident has been confirmed by Indian officials.

A video showing the images of India and China soldiers face-off at Pangong Lake in Ladakh took the internet by storm. The video that Chinese news channel Xinhua News launched was a poorly-enacted "racist" video in which they imitated a Sikh man speaking in Indian accent wearing a fake beard and turban.

"During this process, the Indian side took some violent actions and injured the Chinese border personnel", she claimed. Notably, US has urged India and China to have a direct dialogue to resolve the issue diplomatically.

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"China is extremely dissatisfied with this" and had lodged solemn representations, Hua said.

Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said China can not be expected to fulfil its obligation when India has no regards for its neighbour's sovereignty.

At present, ITBP guards the 4,057km long Sino-Indian border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh.

India on Friday said China had not shared the water related data so far this year. He said some soldiers from both sides received minor injuries.

That has fed into a broader competition for regional influence between the two Asian powers.


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