“CHINESE SOLDIERS SHOULD LEAVE BHUBANESE TERRITORY TO REDUCE TENSION” : SAID INDIA

The border standoff between armies of India and China at the Sikkim sector can be resolved diplomatically and Chinese soldiers should leave the Bhutanese territory to reduce tension in the area, Minister of State for  Defence Subhash Bhamre said.  “I think the issue can be resolved at the diplomatic level. The Chinese troops should stay where they were earlier. China is approaching towards Bhutanese territory. We want them not to come forward. “This is our security concern and this is our stand. Bhutan’s King had given a statement that Chinese (troops) are entering into its territory. This tension can be resolved at the diplomatic level. Across the table we can solve all the problems,” Bhamre said.  Bhamre’s comments came on a day China accused India of “trampling” on the principles of the Panchsheel pact and demanded that India “correct its mistakes” by pulling back its troops immediately. Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui had said China had ruled out a compromise in the military standoff with India and put the onus on New Delhi to resolve the “grave” situation.  China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction for the past 19 days after a Chinese army’s construction party came to build a road.  Rediff.com : 6th. July,17

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s