Amid a standoff with India in the Sikkim sector, Chinese state-run daily ‘Global Times’ has warned India that it can enter Kashmir on Pakistan’s invitation.
The move comes after China’s blunt proclamation of safeguarding its security interests at any cost as it said that its sovereignty was “indomitable”.
“Time for a second lesson for forgetful India” in the Global Times accused India of transgressing China’s borders and trying Chinese people’s patience in the on-going standoff.
The article warns India that China too can enter Jammu and Kashmir on Pakistan’s behalf. It referred that extraordinary Chinese move could be taken in view of Indian stance when its troops also entered into Doklam from the China-Sikkim border.
“No matter what vassalage relationship India maintains with Bhutan, it baffles this author that India has the courage to transgress another country on its behalf. And in this case, Indian troops even entered into Doklam from the China-Sikkim border. Well, if this kind of logic holds, a third country can certainly enter into Kashmir, including India-controlled Kashmir, upon Pakistan’s invitation,” cautions the write up.
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that India is responsible for the latest border row and asked it to withdraw troops from Doklama, which Beijing calls Chinese territory.
This is the first time a top Chinese government official has reacted to the festering border dispute in Sikkim sector, where the armies of the two sides are locked in a stand-off since over a month.
“The rights and wrongs are very clear, and even senior Indian officials have openly stated that Chinese troops did not enter into the Indian boundary. So India has admitted it crossed into the Chinese territory,” said Wang.
“The solution is very simple. India must conscientiously pull back its troops,” said a statement in Chinese quoting Wang.