Published: Sun, July 23, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

In provocative edit, China calls Sushma Swaraj 'liar'

In provocative edit, China calls Sushma Swaraj 'liar'

The editorial says that the military deployments and the drills held by the People's Liberation Army in the area were "not for show" and that Beijing would definitely not call back troops unless they recover the Chinese territory.

Government-controlled Chinese media on Friday accused the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj of "lying" to parliament and also dismissed as "fantasy" her suggestion that both India and China withdraw their soldiers simultaneously for a dialogue. "The withdrawal of Indian troops must be a precondition for talks and China will not compromise on this stance". The PLA's long-range combat capability can also allow its troops in remote area to provide fire support to troops at the border. Unlike China, which is playing ball with India at the WTO, Pakistan has chosen to remain hostile.

It further said: "We noticed that the tone of the statement by India has been fractionally changed". New Delhi is amassing all sorts of weapons besides latest technologies in different fields including nuclear and missile for its anti-China credentials and designs. This is the sacred wish and request of the Chinese people. It is time saner elements in India restrain both government and the extremist mindset from raising tension in the region. New Delhi has clearly signalled to China and the world that while it would stand firm on issues of its territorial integrity, it would like to end the current impasse on its borders through talks. India favours freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce in the South China sea.

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While Beijing has been the more vocal in the current dispute, both China and India are adamant that they can not back down from the stand they have taken on the Doklam Plateau.

The Indian Army is ready for a long haul in holding onto its position in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction, notwithstanding China ratcheting up rhetoric against India demanding pulling back of its troops. This was the first time that Japan had joined India and USA in their annual bilateral naval exercises.

However, there is no question that it is American imperialism's reckless military-strategic offensive against China that is playing the principal role in the surge in tensions between India and China and the perilous enmeshing of the Indo-Pakistani and Sino-Indian strategic conflicts. India moved troops into the disputed area to stop the Chinese incursion, resulting in a face-to-face standoff between the forces on both sides. "Second, India's military strength is far behind that of China". However, China's aim to become the hegemonic power in Asia faces challenge from India and Japan.

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