January 1, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: After concluding 20th round of border talks between the National Security Advisers (NSA)’s of both People’s Republic of China and India on 22th December 2017, to which India claimed to have been positive and encouraging. The Chinese military on Wednesday has issued a fresh warning to India in which it has asked to “strictly control” its troops and implement border agreements to maintain peace and stability along the border.
Chinese Defence Spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang reportedly said the highlights of his country’s international military cooperation in 2017 included handling ‘hotspot issues’ like Doklam. This year, under the unified deployment, the military has “resolutely” safeguarded China’s sovereignty and security interests, he further said while speaking to the media.
Contradicting the popular discourse of the Indian media in which it is widely propagated that Chinese side withdrew from the Sikkim sector that too unconditional, to which Col Ren added that the Chinese military has “played its due role in the handling of the hotspot issues such as the Sino-Indian confrontation in the Donglang (Doklam) area and safeguarded the China’s rights and interests in the South China Sea.”
The standoff began on June 16 after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began building a road in area claimed by Bhutan. It ended on August 28 following a mutual agreement under which it is believed that China stopped the construction of the road whereas India withdrew its troops.
Furthermore, while commenting upon the future scenario of the Sino-India relationships to which he reported said that India should implement the border agreements and control its troops, notes Economic Times (ET).
“We hope the Indian side can earnestly implement the relevant agreements reached between the two sides on the border issue and strictly control its border defense troops and do more for the positive development of China-India military-to-military relationship,” he adds.
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