Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

China Calls India's Logic Behind Doklam Standoff Ridiculous, Alleges Double Standard

China Calls India's Logic Behind Doklam Standoff Ridiculous, Alleges Double Standard

China, today declared that there will be "utter chaos" if their troops entered India on the pretext that the Indian border infrastructure posed a threat to Beijing.

While India has been persistent in forwarding requests for a negotiation, China has been abhorrent in its demand saying only after India withdraws its troops, any scope for negotiation can open up. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hu Chunying said, "I am not aware of the information".

India's logic on road construction by China in Doklam on the border posed a threat to New Delhi was "ridiculous and vicious", said Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. New Delhi says the road, if built, will alter the status quo.

The Indian government has also said China's road construction activity has serious security implications and highlighted the geographic proximity of the proposed road to its vulnerable "chicken's neck", the narrow stretch of land connecting the mainland to the remote northeastern states.

"The Indian side illegally crossed the boundary on the excuse of". The Chinese state media, particularly, have carried a barrage of critical articles on the Dokalam stand- off slamming India.

Responding to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Hua Chunying said, "China loves peace and firmly upholds peace. At the same time we will safeguard our territorial sovereignty and integrity", Hua said. "We allow no country or any individual to infringe upon China's territorial sovereignty".

Addressing a gathering at the symbolic Pipping Ceremony Promotions of officers and personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) forces, Rajnath stated that he is looking forward to a positive move from China, adding that the bilateral relations of India with its neighbours should involve solace, not struggle.

India and China have been involved in a stand-off in Doklam for over two months. Beijing said Indian soldiers started the trouble, causing injury to Chinese soldiers near the Pangong Lake.

"So we urge the Indian side to take concrete actions and make positive moves to correct its wrongdoing", Economics Times reported.

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