India rejects China's offer on Kashmir, says ready for dialogue with Pakistan

Cheryl Sanders
July 14, 2017

China has a will to solve the problem peacefully by diplomatic means, and China also cherishes the peace and serenity in the border areas, but the precondition is that the trespassers of India must withdraw unconditionally. Terming India and Pakistan important South Asian countries, Beijing noted that the "situation in Kashmir has attracted the attention of the global community". "If the Indian troops are preparing for the long term with no intention to leave, then how can there be room for diplomatic solutions?" said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Monday.

"We estimate India now operates seven nuclear-capable systems: two aircraft, four land-based ballistic missiles, and one sea-based ballistic missile", the article said.

Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has asked Chinese people in India to "strengthen self-protection" in a travel notice it released amid a military standoff on the border.

The article "Indian nuclear forces 2017" explains how India, which traditionally focused on Pakistan continues to modernise its nuclear power and now has an eye on Beijing.

According to the experts, India is now in the process of developing four more systems with long-range sea- and land-based ballistic missiles.

Earlier too, Chinese media and government spokespersons have recalled the 1962 war between India and China, as a warning, since the stand-off between the two countries in Doklam, in the Sikkim region, sparked tensions in mid-June. "India should rectify its mistakes and show sincerity to avoid an even more serious situation creating more significant consequences".

China has expressed willingness to play a constructive role in improving tense relations between Pakistan and India. External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said India's position on resolving matters with Pakistan bilaterally has not changed.

On Thursday, India maintained that the current border stand-off in Doklam would be resolved diplomatically like it had solved all its disputes with Beijing in the past using diplomatic channels. He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Theresa May had discussed the matter on the sidelines of the recently concluded G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Without naming Pakistan, India's Ministry of External Affairs said the central issue in the ongoing crisis is cross-border terrorism emanating from a particular country.

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