1. Sikkim standoff: Let Bhutan handle border row, CPI-M tells Modi government

Sikkim standoff: Let Bhutan handle border row, CPI-M tells Modi government

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the issue "has assumed more serious proportions... because of the deterioration in the overall relations" between India and China.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2017 5:43 PM
Sikkim standoff, Bhutan, Bhutan border, CPI-M, Modi government, China, Doklam Plateau, Communist Party of India-Marxist, Indochina, India China ties, India China border, Bhutan China border, Sino-Indian differences, Dalai Lama, Sino-Indian differences, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, CPI-M journal People's Democracy An editorial in the CPI-M journal People’s Democracy has also blamed India’s growing strategic ties with the US for the deteriorating relations with China. (Photo: Reuters)

India should let Bhutan take the lead in negotiating with China on the disputed Doklam Plateau and other disputed territories instead of getting involved itself, the CPI-M has said. An editorial in the CPI-M journal People’s Democracy has also blamed India’s growing strategic ties with the US for the deteriorating relations with China. The standoff between India and China on the Doklam Plateau, adjoining the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan, is now a month-old and shows no signs of ending. The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the issue “has assumed more serious proportions… because of the deterioration in the overall relations” between India and China.

But it noted that the present dispute did not pertain to any border area between China and India. “The Modi government must realise that there is no alternative to settling the recurring disagreements on the border except through negotiations,” the editorial said. “It is also important to keep in mind that Bhutan is the main party in the dispute. Bhutan is not a ‘protectorate’ of India. “It must be underlined that Bhutan has been negotiating with China directly on its border issues since 1984. “It is better that India let Bhutan take the lead in negotiating with China on the Doklam Plateau and other disputed territories. India can lend support to Bhutan’s position.”

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The CPI-M said the present border fracas had assumed greater salience because Sino-Indian differences had aggravated since the Modi government took power.”The prime factor contributing to this divergence is India’s strategic alliance with the US. India has joined the US in its strategic designs in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region which is aimed at containing China. “India has openly sided with the US position on the South China Sea; India has opposed the Belt and Road Initiative.

“Within the country, the Modi government has increased the profile of the Dalai Lama and the so-called Tibetan provisional government (which) are serious irritants for China.” The editorial said India saw China as a stumbling block in its bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Beijing had not helped to get Pakistan-based Masood Azhar on the terrorist list notified by the UN. “The erosion of trust and mutual confidence has contributed to the present tensions related to Doklam.”

The CPI-M quoted Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar as saying that India and China must not allow differences to become disputes. “It will be good if this approach is put into practice by the Modi government,” it said. “Extraneous factors must not be allowed to interfere in the quest for better relations between the two neighbours in Asia.”

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    William Jones (park street) kolkaga
    Aug 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm
    I'm from West Bengal where Communist rules for 34 years and make the state become a hell. These Communist s are son of Indian pros ute mother and her Chinese customer. They. Support China in 62 war .Jyoti basu says his best friends are China. And also ayasi sahazada Nehru love China. Communist make Bengal become antinational. Bengal where nationalism arise first.
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      Shun
      Jul 17, 2017 at 7:01 am
      WAR is not yet started, these CPM already crossed fence, Thank god that nationalist party has full majority to ignore these s.
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        Raj
        Jul 16, 2017 at 10:32 am
        Typical CPM. Still blaming US, even though their Chinese bosses are threatening us daily. This is the most anti-national party in India today.
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          Ninlo Seb
          Jul 16, 2017 at 8:44 am
          Betraying his own country .What a disgrace
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          1. Tushar Saha
            Jul 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm
            When China attacked india it is f king CPIM , CPIML ( NAXALS) and CPI Broadcasting that it was India who attacked CHINA first. READ MAO statement at that time , China attacked INDIA to teach India a lesson. NOW it is 2017 and late ALL COMMUNIST PARTIES REST IN PEACE and all communist LEADERS must go 6 feet UNDER . Just a last note to these people , they are no less than a traitor to our country but to the world , look at chin this PLA / China has disputes with 24 countries . Let this time let India stand on its own GUTS and give CHINA a reply that they should never forget in their life time . RIP all ing Communist.. Power Corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely as Marx said , so he already created burial ground for them. Last but not lease irony is these ELITE (?) communist leaders send their children to USA for further studies.BANDE MATARAM. JAI HIND BHARAT MATA KI JAI
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            1. Manickam Mani
              Jul 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm
              Communists are always slaves of China. Their advice is against our National Interest.
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              1. P.V. Ravi Chandran
                Jul 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm
                These Indian Communists are veritable parasites and the most shameless degenerate vermin and treacherous scum!
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                1. Raman Narasimhachariar
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm
                  let cpim clarify whether it supports 1962 chinese agression
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                    Ravindran P
                    Jul 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm
                    He is supporting China unashamedly on all issues and expects India to accept Chinese hegemony .It is the duty of the Govt of India to protect national interest. Rather supporting the govt solving the issue ,his stand ,as anybody can see ,is meant to weaken govt's efforts to normalize relations with China.
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                      PK
                      Jul 14, 2017 at 11:31 am
                      Namak-haram!
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                        Simanta Bordoloi
                        Jul 14, 2017 at 11:17 am
                        At this juncture all parties MUST be with the government. This is no time for cheap politics. Get into your senses CPI-M
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                          sangos
                          Jul 14, 2017 at 10:10 am
                          And these jokers are going to defend India when there is an invasion. Btw what they smoke is incredible.
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                            Vishnu Sharma
                            Jul 14, 2017 at 5:29 am
                            I am willing to pay the person who murders Prakah Karat UK Pounds 60000 withing fifteen days.
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                              Ranjit Nair
                              Jul 14, 2017 at 3:24 am
                              It is impossible for the tiny army of a tiny country to resist incursions by a monstrously large country. The Chinese have shown a penchant for expansionism and they will gladly scythe their way through Bhutan. They appealed to India for assistance under treaty relations and the Indian Army was pressed into service. China does not believe in dialogue or dissent. A sovereign India is forced to take a stand. As an independent power, India is friendly with the US, Japan and Russia. The Chinese alone have become unabashedly aggressive towards the littoral states of the Pacific as well as members of ASEAN who look to the US, Japan and India for support in resisting the designs of the Chinese.
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                                SUGUMAR S
                                Jul 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm
                                Finally the Indian communist thugs shows their loyality to china. These dogs should be chased from India
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                                1. Nrasimha Prakash
                                  Jul 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm
                                  Why should the commies get into what the government has to do. The commies want their god father China to be given a free hand and does not want India to get involved. A good advise by the commies.
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