US must respect Sino-India efforts to resolve border dispute: China

"The Chinese side is committed to safeguarding peace and tranquility of the border areas between China and India and resolving the boundary question through negotiation with India," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: May 16, 2016 2:18 pm
The Pentagon, India-China border,Sino-india border, India-china border dispute, US military, US Congress, military, Chinese military, Pakistan, China-Pakistan boundary, people's liberation army, world news, international news, indian express news The US military report also warned of increasing Chinese military presence in various parts of the world, particularly in Pakistan.

Asking the US to respect the efforts by China and India to resolve their boundary dispute peacefully, a top Chinese official on Monday said the two nations are wise enough to deal with it after the Pentagon accused Beijing of deploying more troops along the Sino-India borders.

“The Chinese side is committed to safeguarding peace and tranquility of the border areas between China and India and resolving the boundary question through negotiation with India,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in written response to PTI here about a Pentagon report alleging that Beijing has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the borders with India.

The US military report also warned of increasing Chinese military presence in various parts of the world, particularly in Pakistan.

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“China and India are wise and capable enough to deal with this issue. It is hoped that other country would respect efforts made by China and India for the peaceful settlement of dispute, rather than the opposite,” the Foreign Ministry said, apparently referring to the US.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia Abraham M Denmark had said that “we have noticed an increase in capability and force posture by the Chinese military in areas close to the border with India.”

“It is difficult to conclude on the real intention behind this,” Denmark said on Saturday after submitting Pentagon’s annual 2016 report to the US Congress on ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China’.

“It is difficult to say how much of this is driven by internal considerations to maintain internal stability, and how much of it is an external consideration,” he said in response to a question on China upgrading its military command in Tibet.

On Sunday, the Chinese Defence Ministry expressed “strong dissatisfaction” and “firm opposition” to the Pentagon report which also alleged that China is focusing on the militarisation of the artificial islands built by it in the disputed waters of the South China Sea in a bid to assert its control.

Skirting any references to allegations of increasing troops presence along the Sino-India border, the Defence Ministry accused the Pentagon’s annual report as misrepresentation of China’s military development.

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    MyTake
    May 16, 2016 at 9:02 am
    Chinese are so blind from their arrogance that they think they are only custodian of truth one who understand it most!! They don't take any lesson from history seeing what end Russia under communism met that also thought it had the sole right on truth!
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    chatuarnaar
    May 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm
    Like Arvind Kejariwal led AAP....they should get married
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    surya gupta
    May 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    it is real politics man,that works but we foolish indians keep debating about liberalism,peace etc etc.then get badly bruised,and just keep licking our wounds.pragmatism ed with foresight is what works in the world .not silly idealism.which has cost us heavily in the past 70 yrs.china war in worse condition in 1948 as it was coming out of 50 yrs of gruesome civil war.look where it is today.we dumb indians ,till dont even know what essentially diplomacy means.look one fact.country called new zealand with a potion of just about 40 lakh has more diplomats ,than a country called india.we just have around 600 odd diplomats and half of them worth nothing .except treating foreign service as state sponsored jaunt and enjoying white girls.
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    surya gupta
    May 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm
    nehru's ber cost us the war with china.why should we blame china,it is in their interest to do that .it is for us for to rise and devise our policy to counter them
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    sourabh gaikwad
    May 17, 2016 at 3:25 am
    China must have respected the freedom of navigation in south china sea. China must have never built artificial island and install arms on it. And also china must not intrude others space.
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    sourabh gaikwad
    May 17, 2016 at 3:30 am
    Since like 1962 sino - indian war china can't be trusted. We are making every thing in line to face such situations. And a evil communist org must be aware of it.
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