China accuses Indian troops of crossing into its territory

Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China's foreign ministry, said Indian guards "obstructed normal activities" by Chinese forces on the border and called on India to withdraw immediately, according to a ministry statement late on Monday

By: Reuters | Beijing | Updated: June 27, 2017 8:18 pm
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China has accused Indian troops of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on country’s northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship. Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China’s foreign ministry, said Indian guards “obstructed normal activities” by Chinese forces on the border and called on India to withdraw immediately, according to a ministry statement late on Monday.

He urged India to respect China’s territorial integrity and the border treaties signed by the two countries, and said China had already suspended official pilgrimages at the Nathu La Pass, which lies on the frontier between Sikkim state and Tibet. Nathu La connects India to Hindu and Buddhist sites in the region and was the site of a fierce border clash between Chinese and Indian troops in 1967. China’s Defence Ministry said in a separate statement India’s military had obstructed work on a road, a move it described as seriously threatening peace on the border.

“China is dedicated to developing bilateral relations, and will staunchly defend its legitimate rights,” it said. “China hopes India will meet it halfway, not do anything to complicate the border issues and jointly maintain the good momentum of relations,” the defence ministry said.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    India needs reminder of 1962 lesson.
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      Tara Chand
      Jun 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm
      All genuine experts know India is stronger than China militarily. Also China is in reality a U.S. ally they have the-most-favored-trade-status from the USA no genuine enemy of the USA has this. Thus India must be careful. Also the Jews are strongly backing China. India must further increase her military might and note China is strongly Jewish supported. Modi who is simple-minded and close to Jews must not be seduced.
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        L bhadrapati Devi
        Jun 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm
        Chinese may like to disturb Kailash Yatra because such pilgrim at Tibet may be considered as border post of India. China claim South China Sea as their own due to name. So, Kailash Yatra has strong pint for India's claim for Tibet.
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          Against traitors
          Jun 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm
          Chinese agents like Tootharam Bechury will support Chinese accusation.
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            madhusudan Bangalore
            Jun 27, 2017 at 2:22 pm
            China is applying offensive tactics against all its neighbors and is not ready to obey International Court order over the South China Sea which is claimed by China as part of that country. China is a most aggressive country who is claiming territories of all neighboring countries including India. It is very necessary for all countries to boycott CHINA economically by boycotting Chinese goods. Indians should not use Chinese goods as far as practicable. In the meantime, Indian govt should encourage the manufacture of high value and voluminous goods to minimize the import of Chinese goods. The high import duty should be imposed and sub-standard goods should be banned which is coming from CHINA.
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              Kamal Pasha
              Jun 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm
              Madhusudan : India als does not obey UN resolutions on Kashmir. India is worst terrorists state as they have killed 3000 Muslims in Gujrat when Feku was CM, and when Feku is PM, Indian army is killing Kashmiri Freedom fighter, children ladies and old Kashmiris, and militant wings of Hindutva parties are killing Muslims on the pretext of eating beef.
              1. D
                Jun 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                Kamal pasha "Abhi to party suru ha".
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              Jun 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm
              controlled by India but claimed by China ..?why didnt you write it is indian territory claimed by china...?no doubt this news paper is against india should be banned.sometimes it acta as islamic express and sometome china express.shame on this biased paper/
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                L bhadrapati Devi
                Jun 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm
                There is a saying in China "It is better to wise in inch than in yard". They are encroaching Indian territory and blaming India acting as victim. It is our weakness that fail to take on China. Why our Indian posts are not setting up camp near the zero line? What is the justification of setting camp 15 km from the zero line? Political parties and military authority should change the old stance otherwise we may lose our territory to our neighbors.
                1. R
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 11:55 am
                  India needs to realize that China is a bully who tries to grab things slowly and patiently while doing all kind of sweet talks. We need to be firm and stand tall against this passive aggressiveness which is shown by China from time to time. They give gyan to Indians but are hands in gloves with Pakistan itself shows their real colors.
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