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Chinese media says Sushma Swaraj lied in Parliament about international support to India on Dokalam dispute

“If New Delhi remains stubborn, India should get prepared for all possibilities from a potentially grave escalation of tension in the future,” the editorial read.


  |  Updated On : July 21, 2017 08:04 PM
Chinese media says Sushma Swaraj lied in Parliament about international support to India on Dokalam dispute (File Photo)

Chinese media says Sushma Swaraj lied in Parliament about international support to India on Dokalam dispute (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

#mce_temp_url#Amid escalating dispute in Dokalam sector of Bhutan, Chinese media on Friday termed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj a liar for saying that “all countries are in India's support". 

Referring to Swaraj’s speech in Parliament on the Sikkim standoff, the article in Chinese online news site Global Times said, “She was lying to the Parliament. First, India's invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact. New Delhi's impetuous action stuns the international community. No other country will support India's aggression.”

It added, “India's military strength is far behind that of China. If the conflict between China and India escalates to the intensity where their row has to be resolved through military means, India will surely lose.”

The accusation were made in an editorial titled “Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops” published on Friday afternoon. 

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The editorial went on to suggest that India should “abandon the fantasy of a long-term standoff at Doklam. China will by no means agree to the withdrawal of troops from both sides in order for talks to be held.”

“Doklam is Chinese territory. The withdrawal of Indian troops must be a precondition for talks and China will not compromise on this stance,” it said. 

The editorial warned India of ‘non-diplomatic’ means that China may adopt to settle the ongoing standoff, “If Indian troops continue trespassing into China's territory, what Beijing may do next is to get prepared for a military confrontation against New Delhi and resolve the conflict through non-diplomatic means.”

“If New Delhi remains stubborn, India should get prepared for all possibilities from a potentially grave escalation of tension in the future,” the editorial read. 

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First Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 07:55 PM
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