If China unilaterally changes status-quo in Doklam, it’s a challenge to our security: Sushma Swaraj

Doklam standoff: Replying to SP MP Naresh Agrawal, Sushma Swaraj said, "The international community is supporting us and all understand that India's viewpoint on the issue is not incorrect)."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 25, 2017 9:39 am
Sushma Swaraj, China, Sikkim, Bhutan, Doklam, India, India China sikkim, India China Doklam, India China border, Doklam standoff: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj replied to SP MP Naresh Agrawal in Rajya Sabha saying the international cimmunity is with us on the issue. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

In the backdrop of the standoff at Doklam plateau between Indian and Chinese troops, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that if China unilaterally changes status-quo of tri-junction point between China-India and Bhutan then it poses a challenge to our security. Swaraj was replying to a question posed by Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal in the Rajya Sabha.

“Saare desh humare saath hain aur sabhi desh samjh rahe hain ki bharat ne jo apna mat rakha hai woh galat nahi hai (All countries are supporting us and they understand that India’s viewpoint on the issue is not incorrect),” added Swaraj in Rajya Sabha.

China and India have been engaged in 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.

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    anonymous
    Jul 24, 2017 at 7:46 am
    The stand against the Chinese aggressive stance is a righteous one and must be maintained at all costs to the integrity and security of the country. Ceding even an inch will will prove to be disastrous now and in the long run. Big majority of nations back the Indian claim, is a factual statement.
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      bitterhoney
      Jul 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm
      Modiji aage badho janta tumhare saath hai. jab bharat ne kadam aage badha diya hai to peechhe hatne ka sawal hi paida nahi hota. Modiji ke swabhiman ke liye bharat ka bachcha bachcha apni bali dene se peechhe nahi hatega. Modiji deri mat karo, Bajrangbali ka aashirwad lekar cheen par turant aakraman karo, jeet hamari nishchit hai. Pakistan ka to minton mein safaya ho jayega. Bharat Mata ki jai.
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        bitterhoney
        Jul 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm
        All countries with you but are all the countrymen also with you?
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          annalyser2017
          Jul 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm
          2ND-- It IS known to every country now a days that border security force only applicable for illegal manual crossing controls only. it is very less effective now a days for to stop the enemy and land occupation and control, because most of the fight and control are on auto missiles. there for security point of view are less effective and rough reason for.... Actual hide point is this that these minor countries of Sikkim Bhutan and near by are force to be dependent on India by having no development means and now China are well developed in producing the cheep commodity and getting a chance to construct the road near and for their development. India is their interest feel vacuum for that and coming on force to stop this. Let us decide what to do, are we use force to stop it or do the needful and negotiate?.
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            Jinita
            Jul 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm
            No war is good. I want To ask you ,Sir, Which country's troops cross border ,go To other country For defend ?
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            anonymous
            Jul 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm
            It is true that China is the Real, Dangerous and Very Subtle Enemy, the country has faced post independence. Giving way at Dok La has far reaching dangerous consequences. This Chinese perfidy is one of its treacherous subtleties to harm India. The country must resist it whatever the cost.
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