NEW DELHI: A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s said in Parliament that “all countries are in India’s support” over Doklam issue and “both sides should withdraw troops”, China today called Swaraj a liar and said India should get ready for a military confrontation if it didn’t withdraw troops from Doklam.
“She (Sushma Swaraj) is lying to the parliament. India’s invasion of Chinese territory is a plain fact. New Delhi’s impetuous action stuns the international community. No other country will support India’s aggression,” an op-ed piece published in Global Times said.
As per China, “India should abandon the fantasy of a long-term standoff at Doklam. China has shown utmost tolerance and patience toward India.
If Indian troops continue trespassing into China’s territory, what Beijing may do next is to get prepared for a military confrontation against New Delhi and resolve the conflict through non-diplomatic means,” it added.
The article continues its war mongering by saying, “People’s Liberation Army has deployed troops near the China-India border and transported materials and supplies to the area. PLA is also reportedly conducting drills for mountain operations. These are certainly not for show.”
“If New Delhi remains stubborn, India should get prepared for all possibilities from a potentially grave escalation of tension in the future,” it said.
In an apparent reference to Indian media reports that India has military might to take the Chinese challenge, the op-ed piece said the comparison between India and Chinese military strength is ‘extremely comical’.
“They (media) bragged that India has more troops in the area but they fail to realize that the PLA’s strong capability to deploy troops can reverse the balance of power at the border within a day,” it said.
“China’s military spending is four times that of India where GDP volume is five times that of India.The great gap will shape the actual pattern of power balance between the two countries at the border.”