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Modi/Xi unlikely to meet – G20 summit effected

On Thursday, China said the atmosphere was “not right” for a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, prompting New Delhi to say that such a meeting hadn’t been planned.

With the standoff over the construction of a road by Chinese troops in Donglang or Doklam area into its third week, the Chinese foreign ministry said recent developments had “damaged” the political foundation of bilateral ties. Continue reading

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China said – “now ball is in India’s court”

NEWDELHI: China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction for past 19 days after a Chinese army’s construction party came to build a road.

The tension between India and China on a military standoff in the Sikkim sector reached a new high on Tuesday with China ruling out a compromise and putting the obligation on New Delhi to resolve the “grave” situation. Continue reading

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Chinese map claims areas in India

BEIJING:The borders depicted in a map released by China to buttress its allegation that Indian troops “trespassed” into its territory in Sikkim sector are in dispute with India and Bhutan’s perception of the frontiers in the region.

The map, posted on the Chinese section of the foreign ministry’s website on Friday, is especially different from the Indian perception of the Line of Actual Control in the depiction of the strategic tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China.The Chinese have claimed areas far south of what both India and Bhutan claim – New Delhi’s claim is till Batang La, while Beijing has laid claim to the territory till Mount Gipmochi. Continue reading

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China warned India – Learn lesson from 1962 war

BEIJING: India should learn lessons from its defeat in 1962 and stop clamouring for a war, China warned on Thursday, saying the precondition for settling the current stand-off in the Sikkim sector is that New Delhi withdraws its troops immediately.

Hina said its troops were building a road in its own territory and not on land that belonged to Bhutan.

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spokesperson Wu Qian was reacting to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that India was ready to take on China, Pakistan and internal security issues.

“Such rhetoric is extremely irresponsible. We hope (the) particular person in the Indian Army could learn from historical lessons and stop such clamouring for war,” the PLA spokesperson said at the monthly defence ministry briefing in Beijing, indicating China’s aggressive position in the dispute.

The topic of a new 35-tonne tank, built and tested by China in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), came up at the briefing, after a Chinese journalist asked whether it was better than its Indian counterparts and whether China will use it against India in a war. “A type of tank undertook trial on the (Tibet) plateau. The purpose of is to test the parameters of the equipment and is not targeted against any country,” Wu said.

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Source : Hindustan Times 

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CHINESE ARMY BLAMES INDIA AS TROOPS FACE OFF IN SIKKIM

BEIJING: The Chinese army accused on Monday the Indian military of provoking tension along the Line of Actual Control in Sikkim, where the two sides were reportedly involved in a tense confrontation earlier this month.

Indian and Chinese troops scuffled near the Doka La area in the first week of June, PTI reported earlier in the day quoting unnamed sources, before soldiers from People’s Liberation Army (PLA) damaged bunkers on the Indian side.

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