China has been hurling threats on a daily basis at India over the Doklam standoff. On Friday it also went on to accuse External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj of lying in Parliament.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s visit to China will be important to ease tensions amidst the Doklam standoff an article in the Global Times has said. A Chinese analyst while making comments in the report said that Doval’s visit may be key and would serve as an opportunity to ease India-China tensions.
All eyes and hopes are on National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval who will visit China later this month amidst the standoff at Dokalam. A lot rides on this visit as he is expected to open up the diplomatic channels for the first time since the standoff.
As India tries to defuse tensions with China, a meeting of the Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit and Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohul took place. While the meeting that was held on Wednesday has been confirmed there is no clarity on what transpired between the two. The meeting is significant since China is trying to drum up support in its favour from several countries.
The United States has urged both India and China to engage in dialogue and reduce tensions along the border. Both India and China are in a standoff at Doklam for the past five weeks.
National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will travel to China next week to attend the BRICS summit. His visit is being keenly watched in the midst of a standoff between India and China.
China appears to be applying psychological pressure on India through its media. On Wednesday, reports stated that there was major troop mobilisation by China towards the Line of Actual Control. It was also stated the Peoples’ Liberation Army had conducted military exercises in Tibet.
China has blamed the rise of Hindu nationalism in India and said that it has hijacked Narendra Modi’s policy. Prime Minister Modi’s policy on China has been hijacked by rising Hindu nationalism and this could lead to war, China said. India is weaker than China in national strength and Indian politicians have failed to get that, the Chinese media also said.
Indian soldiers can either get caught or be killed said a former China diplomat. When people in uniform get across the border to move into the territory of the other side, they usually become enemies who can go out voluntarily, be captured or killed said Liu Youfa, a former Chinese consulate general.
Let us start off by saying that the media is entirely to blame for the escalating tension between India and China. Amidst the standoff which is into its 5th week at Doklam, the two nations are clearly not in the mood for war.