China offers help on Kashmir, says situation has drawn global attention
Jul 15 2017
China had on Wednesday stated that it was willing to play a "constructive role" in improving relations between India and Pakistan.
Rajnath and Sushma also gave a detailed presentation to the leaders of the Opposition parties and apprised them of the situation along the Sino-Indian border and in Jammu & Kashmir. Hearing out the Opposition on Kashmir and border tangle with China is also expected to facilitate smooth functioning of Parliament session starting Monday. The stand-off started as Indian troops obstructed the construction of a Chinese road in the disputed area. "So, the matter is that cross-border terrorism in our region emanating from a particular source is threatening peace and stability in not only India but other neighbours", External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters.
The stalemate, between unarmed Chinese and Indian troops, has continued since-with China insisting that India should withdraw its troops unconditionally.
As per a report in PTI, the two American nuclear experts have claimed that India, whose main focus has been Pakistan for many years, is now shifting its focus towards China.
The Opposition parties appreciated the government's efforts to take them into confidence on these critical issues.
They say India and Bhutan have long cherished ties - even sharing common Buddhist traditions - and they feel themselves more secure in the hands of India. The People's Dailyarticle paraphrased pieces and editorials run by People's Daily, Xinhua and Global Times to send out a clear message to India to accept China's position on the current stand-off at the Sikkim border, or be prepared to face a repeat of 1962. "It is likely that from time to time there are differences", Mr. Jaishankar said. The movement of Indian troops, done in consultation with the Government of Bhutan and with the principal objective to maintain status quo, was probably not anticipated by China.
Stating that the NDA government has "increased" profile of the Dalai Lama, the CPI (M) said the spiritual leader's visit to Arunachal Pradesh along with a Union minister and his recent unfurling of Tibetan flag of the provisional government in Ladakh are "serious irritants" for China.
New Delhi, meanwhile, also reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a "conversation" on a "range of issues" on the sidelines of the BRICS leaders' meeting last week in Hamburg.