Border row won't affect economic, cultural ties: Chinese

Border row won't affect economic, cultural ties: Chinese

This border issue, I reckon, is temporary.

The Indian army and Chinese PLA have been involved in a face-off for almost a month, and both sides had deployed additional troops after initial contentions at the Doka-La area of Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction, where all three countries have claims.

China has been aggressively blaming India for the current situation, asserting that it was not ready for any "compromise" and that the "ball is in India's court".

"If certain issues can not be resolved for the time being, they may be shelved temporarily so that they will not affect the normal state-to-state relations", Jiang said.

"Otherwise, under India's logic, if the Pakistani government requests, a third country's Army can enter the area disputed by India and Pakistan", the article said.

The PM talked informally with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week in Germany at the G20 summit amid the heaving tension at the Sikkim border.

"Both India and China enjoy long cooperation as our lands are connected", Li said at a promotion conference of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo to be held in the city of Dongguan in the Chinese province of Guangdong from 21 to 24 September. After the discussions, the Indian delegation had felt that both sides were on the same page, but they were in for a rude shock when a Chinese military construction team began to construct a road in Bhutanese territory a week later. The road being built gives China access to the narrow strip or "Chicken's Neck" that links India to its seven northeastern states.

"When the Indian government attaches great importance to its relationship with China, it keeps a tight grip on anti-China political activities on its soil". But India may overestimate the influence of Tibetan exiles.

Adding to the strains, Beijing seems ever more determined to declare who the next Tibetan spiritual leader will be to succeed the Dalai Lama - who turned 82 Friday. It is "to show India's neighbors that they should not depend on India for security as it can not defend itself or them against. a mighty China". Nearly 55 years later, and two Asian giants continue facing off each other along a three thousand kilometre-long contested mountainous border.

While pointing out that all problems between India and China have not been resolved, Jaishankar added that it was a risky proposition to say that new problems would not arise between the two countries in the course of time.

During the question and answer session, he said that "no part of the border has been agreed on the ground".

The standoff at Doklam is likely to be repeated "many times over in more places in the months ahead", Tellis warns.

Chinese state media said on Sunday that India has, through its actions, exposed itself to Beijing's interference in Jammu and Kashmir.



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