Restraint has a bottom line: China tells India

Restraint has a bottom line: China tells India

Emphasizing that India's objective is to achieve peace and tranquility through diplomacy, he said New Delhi continues to engage with China through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution and also was in continuous and close coordination with Bhutan on the Dokalam issue.

Chinese armed forces will resolutely protect the country's territorial sovereignty and security interests, said Ren.

The Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang, in an official statement on Friday, said, "India must give up the illusion of its delaying tactic and immediately withdraw its trespassing troops to the Indian side of the boundary".

Issuing a statement regarding India's bilateral relationship with Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said terror and talks can not go together, in an attempt to answer the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

While claiming it doesn't want a military clash with Beijing, New Delhi insists that control over the remote ridge is vital to India's national security, because it lies some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Siliguri Corridor-a narrow slice of territory that connects India's seven northeastern states to the rest of the country.

In 1890, China and Britain signed the Convention Between Great Britain and China Relating to Sikkim and Tibet. Under a 2012 understanding between India and China on border issues, changing the status quo of tri-junctions require consent of third countries involved.

China has issued a stark warning that its patience has a limit and demanded that India withdraw troops from the border between the two countries.

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Ryan added that the sanctions directly target "the destructive and destabilizing activities of Iran , Russia, and North Korea". Iran has prepared a list of 16 measures as a response to the tightening of the United States sanctions against Tehran.

In a statement, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the action of Indian side amounts to that of "irresponsibility and recklessness".

The plateau is now disputed between China and Bhutan with India supporting Bhutan's claim over it.

The MEA spokesperson, however, did not offer a specific reply on being asked whether India has reduced its soldiers from 400 to 40 at the Doklam plateau, calling it a an operational matter.

According to the former NSA and foreign secretary, Shivshankar Menon, much of the talk on the boundary question has already been settled with China, especially that concerning the tri-junction area, and the framework is ready.

Since the eruption of the dispute, the Indian media has raised a hue and cry over China's alleged bullying of Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan border kingdom. Unlike Pakistan, which is considered a less formidable adversary in spite of its nuclear weapons and has more to lose in a war, India knows a conflict with China can lead to incalculable harm to both the economy and the geography. So, the logic of nuclearisation automatically minimises the chances of an India-China war.

At the heart of this entire standoff is Beijing challenging India's special relationship with Bhutan.

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