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India-China standoff on Dokalam: Rahul's meeting with Chinese ambassador was 'unfortunate', says Sushma

The minister said war is not a solution to any problem and even a nation has to re-establish dialogue after a war. She said diplomatic channels are necessary to resolve a conflict.


By   |  Updated On : August 03, 2017 08:10 PM
India-China standoff on Dokalam: Rahul’s meeting with Chinese ambassador was 'unfortunate', says Sushma

India-China standoff on Dokalam: Rahul’s meeting with Chinese ambassador was 'unfortunate', says Sushma

New Delhi :  

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it was "unfortunate" that leader of main opposition party had more trust on China’s ambassador instead of government.  

Swaraj asserted that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met China’s ambassador over Dokalam issue which was shameful.

The minister said war is not a solution to any problem and even a nation has to re-establish dialogue after a war. She said diplomatic channels are necessary to resolve a conflict.

She said, “India is not only discussing Dokalam issue with China but we are engaging on bilateral relations too.”

Swaraj said that India will stick to "2012 agreement" with China and the issue will be resolved by India, China and Bhutan unitedly. 

"We will continue to engage with Chinese side through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution," she said.

Swaraj said India always believes peace and tranquillity in Ind-China border areas are important pre-requisite for smooth development of bilateral relations.

Also Read: Sikkim standoff | China asks India to pull back troops from Doklam with no strings attached


Listen to full speech by Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha here: 

First Published: Thursday, August 03, 2017 07:30 PM


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