1. Doklam standoff: Not preparing for ‘short war’ against India, says Chinese defence ministry

Doklam standoff: Not preparing for ‘short war’ against India, says Chinese defence ministry

The Defence Ministry made these comments while replying to a question from Indian journalists about recent comments from a Chinese think tank expert.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 1:11 PM
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Doklam standoff: China’s defence ministry has distanced itself from reports of “small-scale military operation” against India published in state-backed media agencies. Making international headlines, Global Times had published an article saying that PLA may resort to small scale operation to remove Indian troops from Doklam area on the Sikkim border. Sr. Col. Ren Guoqiang, Spokesman, Defence Ministry of China, said that such reports represent the view of the media and think-tanks. He added that only foreign ministry and defence ministry spokespersons should be referred for any official information, Times of India reports.

The Defence Ministry made these comments while replying to a question from Indian journalists about recent comments from a Chinese think tank expert. “China will not allow the military standoff between China and India in Doklam to last for too long, and there may be a small-scale military operation to expel Indian troops within two weeks,” Hu, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, was quoted as saying by Global Times recently.

“The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops’ incursion into Chinese territory for too long,” the article said quoting Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

“The Chinese side will inform the Indian Foreign Ministry before its operation,” he told Global Times. The ‘expert’ further said that India will suffer badly and that ties between the two countries were “severely damaged”.

However, there was no official word from the ministry at that time. “We have already said that war is not an option, and diplomatic channels are being used to defuse the situation. I think we will stick to that position, and not respond to such provocative articles in the Chinese media,” a top Indian diplomat was quoted as saying The Indian Express.

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    pondi
    Aug 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    china is not coming to negotiating table because of the fact ...we will talk about intervention in kashmir..hence its avoiding coming to the table.....so chinese are rattled...we should use this to indicate that going to pakistan means we will intervene in chinese sovereignty and spread the message accross the world that ..china and chinese communism is threat...china is making pakistan another north korea...we should campaingn to western world that...we are going to have north korea in pakistan...chinese are aiding in fast....so its important to we should western worlds to cut off connection with pakistan completly.....and we should put our troops in afghanistan with Russia if USA is not cooperating to cut off ties with pakistan....we should put pressure to USA not china or pakistan.... USA and western countreis enabling this for so long.....this should stop...we should pressure western countries.........
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      gopal
      Aug 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm
      Indian Media should tone down the war rhetoric and not get excited by statements from Chinese Side. China is losing support globally and it has to think twice before engaging with India on a military scale
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        sudesh
        Aug 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm
        Jabse sunte aa rahe hein. y n ki tarah bhkote hi jaa rahe hein. inko koi bataa do, Indians jyada bolte nahi. Long ho ya short war, Indians sirt jante hein ki fateh karni hai. Aur kar ke rahenge. Saari Hindustaniyo se yeh dil se niwedan hai ki, chinese vastuon ko na kharide aur chinese vastuon ko na hindustan mein bikne de !! Aur doosri baat - chinese vastu jyada tikti nahi. Jyada din chal bhi nahi sakti.
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