Sikkim standoff: China issues ‘safety alert’ for its citizens travelling to India

Sikkim standoff: Earlier this week, China had said that it will decide on issuing travel alert for Chinese citizens visiting India depending on the security situation. "It is not a travel alert. It is advisory asking Chinese travellers to be careful," an official of the Foreign Ministry said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 5:27 pm
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China has issued a ‘safety alert’ notice for its citizens travelling to India asking them to pay attention to their personal safety. The notice comes amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Sikkim sector. The notice was issued through the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Friday before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

Earlier this week, China had said that it will decide on issuing travel alert for Chinese citizens visiting India depending on the security situation. “It is not a travel alert. It is advisory asking Chinese travellers to be careful,” an official of the Foreign Ministry informed PTI.

The advisory asked Chinese travellers to India to pay close attention to the security situation and take necessary precautions.

India and China have been locked in a tense stand-off in the Sikkim near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks since Indian troops opposed the construction of a road by China’s People’s Liberation Army in the disputed territory towards Doklam plateau. China had also publicly stated that the atmosphere is not right for one-on-one bilateral talks between President Xi and PM Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. Both leaders however shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the BRICS meeting.

(Inputs from PTI) 

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    Indian Abroad
    Jul 9, 2017 at 3:56 am
    First sign that China is just playing mind game and not going to escalate militarily. Chinese are digging their own by picking animosity with India and others in the region. It can never replace the US.
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      MyTake
      Jul 9, 2017 at 1:56 am
      Jokers!!
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        NamwarSingh
        Jul 9, 2017 at 12:36 am
        Lalit S is correct the Jews control U.S. media and also now Indian media. Once you have control on the media things become quite easy. Mr. Modi must engage the Jew but should not go overboard (he must be cautious) otherwise in India the same situation like Europe will occur. Modi must nmow concentrate on bringing total peace in Kashmir. Take the path of the brilloiant and great Mr. Putin. Kill the Islamic terrorists yet respect Isla,/
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          ls
          Jul 9, 2017 at 12:24 am
          Our own people are not spared and lynched...they should be careful...politics can just use you also
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            Dr.Goel
            Jul 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm
            Lalit S is correct. Israel is dependent on USA for weapons. Israel has no hardware industry, no steel, anium, etc. She supplies the military technology and details (U.S. based to China). After the USSR and China conflict of 1969 USSR-Russia never gave lethal technology to China. The just sold jet engines, space hardware (of the 60s bought by China during Yeltsin era) to China. Many an elderly U.S. Jewish gentleman goes to China to get a young Chinese peasant lass! Most USSR based weapons in China have been obtained from a Jewish supported Ukraine. Good for Modi to improve ties with Israel but he must also work for a Palestinan state in the spirit of India.
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              madan lal
              Jul 8, 2017 at 10:36 pm
              A war will not occur if it does China shall vanish and our Muslim brothers will be delighted. China is chopping Muslim beards, the rascals.
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                rahul.acharya
                Jul 8, 2017 at 10:34 pm
                china should also issue the same 'safety warning' to its citizens travelling to or working in pakistan.Because the way those islamofascists running pakistan think and behave,they will certainly either kidnap or kill chinese in pakistan,in order to blame Bharat.
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                  Jhulelal Jhulelal
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 3:05 am
                  Who are you to speak for China? Rahul Acharya ka G A A N D maro.
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                  Lalit S
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm
                  While no war is anti ted since this is a game, however, if it gets out control India shall surely emerge victorious. In the meantime India must continue to arm herself and also enlarge her armed forces. Agni-6 must be also demonstrated. In the meanwhile place more troops in Kashmir Valley and tighten the crews.
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