China daily warns of PLA might, ‘small-scale operation in 2 weeks’

“The Chinese side will inform the Indian Foreign Ministry before its operation,” he told Global Times. Hu also said India would have to “bear all the consequences”, and that ties between the two countries were “severely damaged”.

Written by Apurva , Shubhajit Roy | Beijing/new Delhi | Published:August 6, 2017 6:08 am
sikkim standoff, doklam standoff, chinese troops, china military operation, india china relations, india china battle, indian express news An editorial in the Saturday issue of Global Times also said the PLA had made “sufficient preparation for military confrontation”.

China is planning a “small-scale military operation” to “expel” Indian troops from the Doklam area “within two weeks”, an article in the State-run Global Times said here Saturday. “China will not allow the military standoff between China and India in Doklam to last for too long, and there may be a small-scale military operation to expel Indian troops within two weeks, Chinese experts said after six ministries and institutions made remarks on the incident within the past 24 hours,” the article in the daily run by the Communist Party of China said.

Quoting Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the article said, “The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops’ incursion into Chinese territory for too long.”

“The Chinese side will inform the Indian Foreign Ministry before its operation,” he told Global Times. Hu also said India would have to “bear all the consequences”, and that ties between the two countries were “severely damaged”. While there was no official response from the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian government sources downplayed the threat and said they did not wish to add anything beyond what was said by ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay on Friday and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday. “We have already said that war is not an option, and diplomatic channels are being used to defuse the situation. I think we will stick to that position, and not respond to such provocative articles in the Chinese media,” a top Indian diplomat said.

An Indian source well-networked into the Chinese think-tank circuit told The Sunday Express that Hu is “a known India-baiter”, but “does not speak for the Chinese military establishment”. “I have met him at several conferences in China, he is quite condescending towards India, and negative in his views. But he is not a surrogate for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA),” he said, adding that Hu belongs to a provincial think-tank and not a Central think-tank.

An editorial in the Saturday issue of Global Times also said the PLA had made “sufficient preparation for military confrontation”. “It is a war with an obvious result,” the editorial said. “The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be aware of the PLA’s overwhelming firepower and logistics. Indian border troops are no rival to PLA field forces. If a war spreads, the PLA is perfectly capable of annihilating all Indian troops in the border region.”

Over Thursday and Friday, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence have released statements on the ongoing Doklam stand-off. According to Global Times, the military operation would aim to seize Indian personnel “illegally lingering” in Chinese territory. The article also mentioned “exercises” in Tibet. “China Central Television reported Friday that the Tibet military region conducted live fire exercises in recent days in Tibet. The exercise began at 4 am. A group swiftly took ground and loaded ammunition. The firing began just after dawn. The army used different ways to attack the same target.”

Zhao Gancheng, the director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, was quoted as telling Global Times, “The exercises are a sign that China could use military means to end the standoff and the chances of doing so are increasing as the Indian side is still saying one thing and doing another.”

About Zhao, Indian sources said that while he is a respected India hand, he was reiterating the Chinese government position. “He is a reputed expert, probably approaching retirement. But he too is a provincial think-tank expert, and is essentially repeating what Chinese diplomats and officials have been saying. There is nothing new,” sources said.

According to the article, the patience of China and its public was “wearing thin” and it did not want the dispute to “impact” the upcoming BRICS Summit, which India will attend in the first week of September. “India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences. And no matter how the standoff ends, Sino-Indian ties have been severely damaged and strategic distrust will linger,” Hu told Global Times.

The Doklam stand-off began in mid-June when Indian troops stopped the PLA from constructing a road in the area. While Bejiing claims the region as sovereign Chinese territory, India says the area lies at the trijunction of China, India and Bhutan, and it had been decided that no country would take unilateral action *there.

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    Telangana
    Aug 11, 2017 at 9:18 am
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      Telangana
      Aug 11, 2017 at 9:18 am
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        Telangana
        Aug 11, 2017 at 9:17 am
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          Telangana
          Aug 11, 2017 at 9:17 am
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            Telangana
            Aug 11, 2017 at 9:17 am
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              Telangana
              Aug 11, 2017 at 9:00 am
              The British "Jane's Defense Weekly" on July 24, 2017 reported that India's audit bureau on July 21, said in a report submitted to the Indian parliament, the country's army ammunition stock only barely enough for 10 days combat.The report issued by the Indian Audit Office is "shocking", and the report notes that artillery ammunition defects make more than 83percent of large caliber ammunition "Unqualified". But the state-owned munitions producers' management committee turned a blind eye to the problem of ammunition and did not initiate any of the recourse procedures addition Product "bad quality", only 2013 to 2016 years, the production of 16 types of ammunition by the Indian Army "refused". hahaha。
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                Telangana
                Aug 11, 2017 at 8:59 am
                Chinese IQ 106 (the first in world), the Chinese work 12 hours a day 6-7 days a week, the Chinese men and women are all work,the actual work population of China is twice that India(because in India women rarely work)in Chinese land is not private,can be at any time to demolition according to economic development needs, so the China work Efficiency is twice that of Europe and the United States, is India 5 times, China has 1.38 billion people which 90 percent is a Han nationality,Almost no race contradictions,India has more than 200 ethnic groups, more than 100 religions, more than 500 languages, in Indian have Caste System have race contradictions,Indians lazy, Indians IQ 82 (African average IQ 78), In addition India every day quarrel/parade/strike,low efficiency, Modi modify GDP parameters, otherwise 2014 and 2015 GDP growth rate Only 5.2 percent,2016 to today China GDP growth rate 6.9 percent India 6.1 percent,In summary,INDIA Never can to develop to China's economic miracle!
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                  Telangana
                  Aug 11, 2017 at 8:59 am
                  China is the largest trading partner of the United States (but the United States is only China's second largest trading partner), China is Russia's largest trading partner (but Russia is only China's 11th largest trading partner), China is Germany, England,France,Japan, Korea etc. largest Trading partners, China also India's largest trading partner,but India is only China's 20th largest trading partner(Less than Iran is China's 19th largest trading partner ), China is now the world's top superpower, Europe and the United States and Russia for India Offended China? It is impossible!will sacrifice huge economic profit (will lead to a large number of people unemployed, the ruling party will step down), India IQ 82 is too low, can not understand the real idea of Europe and the United States and Russia.
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