Chinese state media: ‘Rising Hindu nationalism could lead to war, has hijacked Indo-China policy’

Doklam standoff: The scathing editorial published in the nationalistic tabloid Global Times sought to remind India that it 'weaker' than China in terms of national strength, adding that Indian politicians have let their China policy be kidnapped by 'rising nationalism'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Sikkim, China, india, Doklam, Doka la, India China sikkim, India China border, China India border dispute, India china relations Doklam standoff: The Sikkim section has a special historical background and this is the only defined boundary between China and India, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

Amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam area in Sikkim sector, Chinese state media kept up its rhetoric against India saying Narendra Modi’s election has fueled the country’s nationalist sentiments and warned that India should avoid letting religious nationalism push the two countries to war.

The scathing editorial published in the nationalistic tabloid Global Times sought to remind India that it is ‘weaker’ than China in terms of national strength, adding that Indian politicians have let their China policy be kidnapped by ‘rising nationalism’. “India is weaker than China in terms of national strength, but its strategists and politicians have shown no wisdom in preventing India’s China policy from being kidnapped by rising nationalism. This will put India’s own interests in jeopardy,” the editorial read. Also Read: PLA moved huge military hardware into Tibet after Sikkim issue, says report

Meanwhile, as per a report in a mouthpiece of the People’s Liberation Army on Wednesday, Chinese troops reportedly moved tonnes of military equipment and hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region. PLA Daily said that a huge chunk of military hardware was transported by the Western Theatre Command to a region south of the Kunlun Mountains situated in northern Tibet. The Western Theatre Command is responsible for overseeing the restive regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, and handling border-related issues with India

India and China have been engaged in over a month-long standoff over Doklam plateau in the Sikkim sector after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.

China claimed that they were constructing the road within their territory and has been demanding immediate pull-out of the Indian troops from the disputed Dokalam plateau. New Delhi has expressed concern over the road building, apprehending that it may allow Chinese troops to cut India’s access to its northeastern states. Also Read: China is our enemy, not Pakistan: Mulayam Singh Yadav on Doklam standoff

India has conveyed to the Chinese government that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for it. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. M
    Mohan Mahadev
    Aug 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm
    PM Narendra Modi performing well on all aspects like nation building, economy, corruption, governance etc. etc but why he is not performing well to resolve neighbour's geopolitical issues, why he is mum on other saffron issues. What impression China media is expressing of Hindu Nationalism at international level may be true or may not be true for them . But the war is no solution between neighbour's on geocentric political issue. It offers major political debate taking all parties and nation in to confidence.
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. V
      vikram shenoy
      Jul 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm
      This time f ck the chinese in a way that whole world will shiver to ever confront this great land of Rishis. Let us free Tibet this time, Jai Shree Ram
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. V
        vikram shenoy
        Jul 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm
        yeah that rasc1l Gandhi went and said something cfr1op. Chinese dont know he is a pappu and Indians are badly waiting to getting rid of him from this world, his mother too as matter of fact!!
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. S
          Srinivasaraghavan . S
          Jul 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm
          Chinese do not know how to deal with the current Indian government as they are so used to a spineless Congi Government and added to that is the fact that the local Commies are becoming more and more irrelevent . But with Pappu Shahzada's recent visit to Chinese embassy, and the "wonderful" advices he provided, China got a foothold now and is talking how bad the influence of Hinduism in India is.After all he is one of the original five who propagated the idea of "Hindu Terror" remember. Only their language is relatively moderate They say Rising Hindu Nationalism. not Ultra nationalism as in the language of Pappu Shahxada and his tribe of sickularists
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. A
            ak dev
            Jul 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm
            On China Indian traitors are clearly visible. Identify them and put in Tihar or shoot them straight in the head.
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments