New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday reiterated that differences between India and China should and would not be allowed to become disputes and added that communication the two governments have never ceased, nor have been broken.
“The differences between India and China should not be allowed to become dispute. Every powerful player, power in the world prefers peaceful resolution of matters that are in hand. The diplomatic channels and diplomatic communications have never been ceased, they have never broken,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay told media.
While answering to questions related to China, he further said, “Saadhu aisa chahiye jaisa soop subhaay, Saar saar ko gahi lahe thotha deii udaaye.”
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed Member of Parliament that all countries, including Bhutan, are with India on the Dokhlam plateau stand-off. Sushma said if Beijing unilaterally tries to change the status quo at the tri-junction, then it will pose a threat to New Delhi’s security.
Chattisgarh MP Chhaya Sharma raised the issue of presence of China in the South China Sea, to which Sushma countered by saying there is no threat to India from Beijing as she “cannot say China is encircling New Delhi in terms of sea presence.”
On the ‘One Belt One Road’ issue, Swaraj said India is opposed to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) inclusion in the OBOR since the time it was proposed. India and China have been witness to the standoff for long over the tri-junction area of Doklam sector near Bhutan.
The stand-off emerged after the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) construction party attempted to build a road near the Doklam area. Bhutan recognises Doklam as its area while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. Doka La is the Indian name for the region