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Chinese spoof video on Doklam dispute: India refuses to comment on racist propaganda

Ministry of External Affairs denied to comment on the propaganda video posted by Chinese news agency Xinhua, mocking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing media over ongoing Doklam standoff, the ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India does not want to dignify 'this' video with a comment.


  |  Updated On : August 18, 2017 10:58 PM
New Delhi :  

Ministry of External Affairs denied to comment on the propaganda video posted by Chinese news agency Xinhua, mocking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing media over ongoing Doklam standoff, the ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India does not want to dignify 'this' video with a comment. 

Kumar assured media that India and China were still in talks to resolve the dispute on Bhutan-China border near Sikkim, even if information was not being passed on to media.

"There has been a dialogue on Doklam dispute, however, we cannot share all the information with media," MEA official said. 

A Chinese state-run media outlet, Xinhua which is considered as a mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday released a racist propaganda video criticizing India over the border dispute in Doklam plateau.

Read | Chinese state media releases racist propaganda video to mock India

The video with a title "seven sins of India" features a Chinese actor wearing a turban and fake beard in an apparent representation of a Sikh man.

The video called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "thick skinned" and said India is behaving like "a robber who had just broken into your house and refused to leave.

Following the Doklam standoff, a series of rhetoric full of apprehension and peril started from the Chinese side. The racist video is also a part of Chinese media's propaganda.

It’s been around two months, the Asian rivals India and China are locked in a border dispute in Doklam plateau near a junction between India, China and Bhutan.

The border standoff started after Indian army tried to stop a road construction by Chinese near the Doklam (also known as Donglang in China) - an area claimed by both Bhutan and China.

First Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 04:54 PM
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