Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India

Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India

WASHINGTON: India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any “coercive aspects” to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Dokalam, the Pentagon has said. Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in Dokalam area in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian […]

Doval’s visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

Doval’s visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

BEIJING: Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Dokalam, a Chinese analyst said. Doval is scheduled to visit China for the meeting on July 27-28. The meeting is hosted by […]

Sikkim standoff should not threaten RCEP deal: Chinese media

Sikkim standoff should not threaten RCEP deal: Chinese media

BEIJING: The India-China border standoff should not be allowed to threaten a mega economic deal Asia- Pacific nations are trying to negotiate at a meeting in Hyderabad, an article in an official Chinese daily said on Friday. The comment was made by The Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party media group, which generally […]

Diplomatic channels “unimpeded” to resolve standoff: China

Diplomatic channels “unimpeded” to resolve standoff: China

BEIJING: China said today that diplomatic channels with India remained “unimpeded” to discuss the military standoff in Sikkim sector but reiterated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from Doklam area is a “precondition” for any meaningful dialogue. “Our diplomatic channel is unimpeded,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters, confirming talks between Indian and […]

Come up with better arrangement for peace: US to India, China

Come up with better arrangement for peace: US to India, China

WASHINGTON: India and China should work together to come up with “some better sort of arrangement” for peace, the US said on Wednesday, expressing concern over the standoff between their troops in the Sikkim sector. “I know that the US is concerned about the ongoing situation there,” State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at […]

‘Sikkim standoff can trigger all-out confrontation’

‘Sikkim standoff can trigger all-out confrontation’

BEIJING: China needs to prepare for the standoff with India near the Sikkim sector becoming a long-term situation, an article in a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuesday, warning that more such conflicts can trigger “an all out confrontation” along the entire Line of Actual Control. The Op-ed article in the Global Times claimed that […]

The China Bogey

The China Bogey

According to Mehbooba Mufti, China has also begun to interfere in the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, complicating the situation in the state. “The outside forces are part of this and unfortunately now China has also begun to interfere (cheen ne bhi haath dalna shuru kiya hai),” Mehbooba asserted after a meeting with Rajnath Singh. […]

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