Sushma Swaraj ‘lied’ in Parliament on border standoff, says Chinese media

"India's invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact. New Delhi's impetuous action stuns the international community. No other country will support India's aggression," the editorial said. Global Times called Doklam a Chinese territory.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 4:21 pm
kulbhushan jadhav, sushma swaraj, pakistan, sushma swaraj statement, External Affairs Minister, Rajya sabha, parliament kulbhushan jadhav, kulbhushan yadav, india news, indian express Global Times said Swaraj was “lying to the parliament”. (File photo)

China’s mouthpiece Global Times (GT) lashed out at India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on her Thursday’s address in Parliament wherein she said “India’s position is not wrong on the trijunction and all nations are with it.”  GT said Swaraj was “lying to the Parliament”.

“India’s invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact. New Delhi’s impetuous action stuns the international community. No other country will support India’s aggression,” the editorial said.

Calling Doklam a Chinese territory, it suggested that India should “abandon the fantasy of a long-term standoff at Doklam”.

It also warned of China resolving the “conflict through non-diplomatic means”. “China has reiterated its stance on the issue and shown the utmost tolerance and patience toward India. If Indian troops continue trespassing into China’s territory, what Beijing may do next is to get prepared for a military confrontation  against New Delhi,” it said.

It said India’s stance has subtly shifted and it has started referring to Doklam as a tri-junction area of China, India and Bhutan. “These changes show New Delhi’s guilty conscience,” it said.

“India should have heard about the news that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed troops near the China-India border and transported materials and supplies to the area. The PLA is also reportedly conducting drills for mountain operations. These are certainly not for show. Now that the PLA has moved in on the China-India border, they will definitely not call back troops unless they recover the Chinese territory,” it went on to say.

The editorial stressed China’s military might and said that the country cannot afford to lose an inch of territory. “The China-India border area may become a stage where China showcases the achievement of its long-term military development and reforms,” it said.

Warning India to “get prepared for all possibilities from a potentially grave escalation of tension in the future”, it said that US and Japan’s support to India is “illusory”.

It ended with a another warning that the later India withdraws troops, the greater risk it faces of a military counteraction. “China’s military pressure on India will increase every day and India will end up losing face and be totally disgraced,” it said.

 

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    Ivan
    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:22 am
    Global Times is like the old Blitz newspaper in India, but unfortunately without the girls. It is best to ignore the jokers.
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    1. Kushal Kumar
      Jul 22, 2017 at 10:21 am
      This Vedic astrology writer's alerts for more care and appropriate strategy for India during year 2017 in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October - November 2016. While covering August -September or near about in year 2017 for India , the alert prediction reads like this : " AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA". The place of India was indicated to be northern part like Leh Ladakh, which has come out to be somewhat indicative. This was with specific context of India only. Similar major worrisome concerns in the global context were expressed in this writer's article of 16 May 2017 - " Is World War III round the corner ?" - published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida.
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        Curious onlooker
        Jul 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm
        Come off from your stupid Vedic and pavement parrot predictions of the future. Policy decisions must be taken based on hard facts and not based on the propitious alignment of heavenly bodies. Successive Indian governments neglected strengthening the defense of India other than doing the barest minimum on the foolish notion that astrological predictions foresaw India in no such calamity. How wrong and besotted they went in their crazy supers ion!
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        Birendra
        Jul 22, 2017 at 6:29 am
        why not feku is showing his 56 inch chest to china,because Xiping is ready to but a bamboo in fekus back passage,this govt just believe in muscles which it has shown to indian public by demonetisation and by imposing different slabs for GST,they can not show muscles to china and now where is your surgical strike which you have spoken so loudly to the public china is not pakistan and nor russion or americans can come and rescue you this time this Govt has got no diplomacy as they do not know how to implement or plan a thing,they only know gauraksha,babri mosque and temple cunstruction and divide the peoples on the name of relegion and when they know they are going to loose the election then start war with another country and let thousands of indian soldiers get killed MORONJI KI SARKAR
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          Ramesh Nittoor
          Jul 22, 2017 at 7:48 am
          different slabs for GST -- So you know the nuance, and your बेफ़िक्र style fools none! your depiction of the truth of NDA is undeniable, but that is not the whole truth, as they say of India, an assertion and its exact opposite assertion both hold true! Sorry, about bit of Pinterism, but you get the point. There are several aspects to gauraksha, most of it noble, only bit of it is seamier. Likewise, MaryadaPurshottam ethos is the key to a just, civil society, that internalizes rule of law. What you actually see is adhunik bharat in making, but your selective reading in oppositional mode is critical to it success. So लगे रहो मुन्ना भाई।
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          1. Dinesh Pandey
            Jul 22, 2017 at 10:40 am
            What are you talking how do you know India did not conduct a surgical strike.it is not necessary that every time they will publicize it.China aggression is reduced means there definitely happened something like that
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              chang hoo
              Jul 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm
              you wish china no coward/keep dreaming /pandey / it wont be long before you run like frightened rabbits
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            J
            Jul 22, 2017 at 6:23 am
            Brahmos did the job. Thousands aimed at Chinese border. China dare not challenge. China do you want to lose Tibet. Porkistanis are at awe and dejected as to why China is not fighting back. Porkis feel demoralized.
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              khan
              Jul 22, 2017 at 11:05 pm
              we paks dont want war iin the region we simply wwant the issue on kissmere to be sorted through peaceful means aas it will get rid of most terrorism then any more can be handled and as china isssue pull the troops back as tthey have said and talks can begin oon your concerns its a fair request byy china they will respect you /we dont want you indians to get annnoyed with china because of us we did ask you joiin us to briing peace to the region but you distrust china to mediate in kishmerre is /what was so wrong that you refused itt other then you dont want a setttlement /we trust china and alway will because they helped us in time of need and are loyal good people we trrust them with our lives /ipak request you indians not to make china your enemy /its time to join us and talk for our tranquile fuuture /
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              Ramesh Nittoor
              Jul 22, 2017 at 5:43 am
              This fusillade of candid airing of their frustrations by Chinese media indicates that all is not well with China. It seems to have lost control over its political narrative and this scaled up effort to browbeat India has received cool response, thanks to formidable architecture in place, primarily due to splendid work done assiduously by MMS government. China which initiated the military buildup measures has been taken by utter surprise by Indian response, and is simply unable to workout a sensible solution which is amicable to both nations. Chinese leadership, Global Times now admits, after their intemperate editorial, does not want war, but I am Ok-You are Ok kind of diplomacy, which had been in evidence earlier, has not been restored yet. Hopefully, having fathomed Indian resolution and her capability, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and Asiatic wisdom, dust shall settle down. China may cause irreversible damage to trade relations with India, if they ramp up tensions.
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                Ramesh Nittoor
                Jul 22, 2017 at 6:00 am
                This sudden comedown of China is a total surprise. Think it is the first time since in Bandung Conference where Chou In Lai outshone Nehru and established China as the preeminent leader of Asia, that they have lost prestige, while respect for Indian stance may have grown. It is too early to determine whether this will translate to long term tangible gains for India. Chinese planners will do well to take a timeout, listen to Indian viewpoint and fashion a deal with Bhutan, which is fair and per international law, and makes a reference to an international body. India went ahead to enforce an impasse, because China opted to flout it in S China Sea, and is willing to stand the ground, on behalf of Bhutan, particularly since it is in her security interest. China hereafter has to learn to conform to international law in dealings with Saarc nations to avoid conflicts in future.
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