1. Chinese media warns India of all out war along LAC from Kashmir to Sikkim

Chinese media warns India of all out war along LAC from Kashmir to Sikkim

In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media Global Times said that China can go on an "all out" confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2017 7:38 PM
india china standoff, china india standoff, sikkim border row, doklam row, china india sikkim border standoff FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China’s Liaoning Province, April 1, 2017. (Reuters)

In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media Global Times said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir in North to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the East. Accusing India of provocating China, it said, “If India stirs up conflicts in several spots, it must face the consequence of an all-out confrontation with China along the entire LAC.”

India and Chinese soldiers have been engaged in one of the longest standoff in Doklam, Bhutan which China claims as its own. The standoff started after the Chinese started a road construction in the area which is not only part of Bhutan but also strategically important for the security of India. Chinese soldiers have refused to go back and the country’s media and well as officials have threatened India of dire consequences.

The road is near the trijunction with Bhutan. The Op-ed article in the Global Times claimed that the Indian action to stop Chinese troops from building the road near the Doklam plateau was a “blatant infringement on China’s sovereignty”. India fears the road construction may allow Chinese troops to cut India’s access to its northeastern states. New Delhi has told China that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India.

Today’s article in the Chinese daily, however, said that China doesn’t “recognize the land under the actual control of India is Indian territory” and the border negotiations are still ongoing. It said China doesn’t “fear going to war” and will make “itself ready for a long term confrontation.”

The article argued that the “important” reason behind the standoff is India’s worry over China’s recent growth.

“India and China both had a history of past colonisation, and now both are enjoying fast economic growth. But China has risen quickly to be the world’s No.2 economy. As time is on China’s side, New Delhi is deeply concerned with China’s rapid rise. Provocation at the border reflects India’s worry and attempt to sound out China,” it said.

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    JJ
    Jul 19, 2017 at 10:59 pm
    I don't think chinese are that stupid to wage a war against a nuclear armed India. Despite being scoped for various sanctions and aggression by like minded countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan in the South China Seas. If there is an unlikely war , China can forget about their claims in the South China Sea , as US will dominate and the SCS disputed countries would take over the South China Sea while India will finish up their western theatre in the Tibetan region. If ever the war becomes nuclear - it will be MAD.. mutually assured destruction. Can china afford to be put back a few decades , and also the prospects of alienation and increased muscle flexing by the neighbouring countries ? If Pakistan joins China in a western front war, , it will mean the end of Pakistan as we know.
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      Khalid Khan
      Jul 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm
      HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I wanna have some of what indians are smokin'
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        Peter Parker
        Jul 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm
        Good this will be a good opportunity to take out Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and other tier 1-2 major cities in China and make the Chinese East coast unlivable..
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          Khalid Khan
          Jul 18, 2017 at 11:22 pm
          Hahahahahahah I want some of what indians are smokin'
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        2. Harvinder Maini
          Jul 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm
          The people of India have every right and want to know as to where is 56" who enchanted EK KE BADLE DAS
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