Let Bhutan take lead in negotiating with China: CPM

An editorial in CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy said that while there have been periodical instances of disagreement between India and China on the border in the past years, the present stand-off has assumed more serious proportions.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 14, 2017 5:52 am
India China Border dispute, PM Narendra Modi, Narendra Modi China Visit, India, India border, China, China border, Huang Xilian, Huang Xilian Deputy Director General of Asian Affairs, The party said “extraneous factors must not be allowed to interfere in the quest for better relations between the two neighbours in Asia.”

AS THE government prepares to brief top opposition leaders about the stand-off with China on Doklam plateau, the CPM Thursday said Bhutan is no more a “protectorate” of India and it is better New Delhi let Bhutan take the lead in negotiating with China. The party said “extraneous factors must not be allowed to interfere in the quest for better relations between the two neighbours in Asia.”

An editorial in CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy said that while there have been periodical instances of disagreement between India and China on the border in the past years, the present stand-off has assumed more serious proportions. This, it said, is because of deterioration in the overall relations between the countries. It pointed out that the Narendra Modi government has also increased the profile of the Dalai Lama and the so-called Tibetan provisional government.

“It must be underlined that Bhutan has been negotiating with China directly on its border issues since the year 1984. It is better that India let Bhutan take the lead in negotiating with China on the Doklam Plateau and other disputed territories. India can lend support to Bhutan’s position,” it said.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. L
    Lajibu Kumar
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:01 am
    Has India prepared enough food for the war against China? Food is more important than Bhutan.
    Reply
  2. S
    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 15, 2017 at 12:23 am
    is there some way that anti national commies can be permanently banished from my country?
    Reply
  3. Y
    Yu
    Jul 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    A sad fact is that CPM is right! When I read the history of India, I always thoght if indians would have built a great wall along its north-west part, the history of india would be different! There would not be a british jar completely taking all of india even from the sea part.
    Reply
  4. V
    v
    Jul 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Communism comes first and country comes later...What else can one expect from them ?
    Reply
  5. S
    satya
    Jul 14, 2017 at 11:10 am
    This is only expected from you CPM
    Reply
  6. V
    Vinod j
    Jul 14, 2017 at 8:23 am
    This advice is not in national interest. It shows the ulterior mindset of a party.
    Reply
  7. Load More Comments