Beijing: China today blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards said they had foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to […]
K J M Varma
China has said that it has shown “utmost goodwill” over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its “restraint” has a “bottom line”.
Ajit Doval held talks with his Chinese counterpart and state councillor Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA’s meeting.
“The Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory. The solution to this problem is very simple: conscientiously withdraw,” foreign minister Wang Yi was quoted saying.
“Indian troops invaded China’s Doklam area in the name of helping Bhutan, but in fact the invasion was intended to help India by making use of Bhutan.”
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
Jaitley, who responded to China’s reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago asking India to learn from “historic lessons”, had said, “If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different.”
The Chinese army yesterday accused the Indian military of stopping a road construction in what it claims to be China’s “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.