China willing to play constructive role over Kashmir

India-China tensions on the rise

Qian's statement comes after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat visited the region and said that India was ready to deal with China, Pakistan and internal security issues.

The CPI-M said the present border fracas had assumed greater salience because Sino-Indian differences had aggravated since the Modi government took power.

Seeking to bring all political parties on-board regarding the ongoing border standoff with China at the Sikkim border, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called for an all-party meeting on Friday, NDTV reported.

A "third country's" Army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan's request, using the "same logic" the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector on behalf of Bhutan, an analyst at a Chinese think tank said.

Though the Government of India is not apprehending serious trouble along the global border, the border guarding forces including the Army and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have been directed to remain alert all along the border with China and patrolling in the vulnerable patches have been increased.

A report in American digital journal - After Midnight - has claimed that India is planning to launch a missile which can target all of China. Now, popular Chinese newspaper People's Daily has invoked the 1962 India-China war and even dug out an editorial published a week before the conflict. The stand-off started as Indian troops obstructed the construction of a Chinese road in the disputed area. It warned India that China will have to take the necessary precautions to protect its territory and its soldiers and India will have to take responsibility for that.

Beijing has hardened its position, making it apparent that it would not talk until and unless New Delhi withdrew its troops from Doklam. Then I said that diplomatic channels remain available... The Chinese government had said that there was no official meeting between the two leaders.

Opposition leaders have been criticising the government for the way it has handled the China and Kashmir matter.

The US researchers have revealed that India is escalating its nuclear capabilities by improving its arsenal, which was earlier developed mostly with Pakistan in mind. "India has openly sided with the United States positions on the South China Sea; India has opposed the Belt and Road Initiative", Karat said.

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