On Doklam Standoff, China Says ‘Our Restraint Has A Bottom Line’
BEIJING (Reuters) – China said it had shown “the greatest desire” in prolonged military expansion with India in the Sikkim sector, but warned that its “restraint” was a “final result.”
The reaction of China’s Ministry of Defense at the end of the night came a day after the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the peace and tranquility of the border between India and China are an important prerequisite for The success of bilateral relations.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj last month said India’s position in the deadlock more than a month in the Doklam region, saying that the two parties must first withdraw their troops from talks are held, the promotion Of a peaceful solution.
The clash began on June 16 after Chinese troops have begun building a road near the trijonie with Bhutan, which India declared a unilateral action by Beijing to change the status quo in the region.
New Delhi fears that road construction will allow China to remove India’s access to its northeastern states.
Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry, in a statement called on the Indian side to quickly address the appropriate situation to restore peace and tranquility in the border region.
“Since the incident, China showed the greatest willingness and tried to communicate with India through diplomatic channels to solve the problem.
China’s armed forces have also demonstrated a high level of retention in the context of general bilateral relations and peace and stability in the region, “the spokesman said, according to a report by the state-run Xinhua news agency.
“However, goodwill has its principles and moderation in its outcome,” he added.
The spokesman urged the Indian side to abandon the illusion of its delay tactics because no country should underestimate the confidence and ability of Chinese forces to safeguard peace and its determination and willingness to defend national sovereignty, security and Development interests “.
The spokesman said that China’s armed forces resolutely protect territorial sovereignty and security interests of the country.
His comments also come after India National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, has met with his Chinese counterpart, within the framework of BRICS member countries summit of the NSA.