March 26, 2018
DOKLAM STANDOFF- tension between INDIA & CHINA
We know that India and China are economic friends but, after Doklam satndoff began in mid-June then began the tension between these two nations. Doklam is a tri junction between India, China and Bhutan. And Sikkim section has a special historical background and this is the only defined boundary between India and China. When India accused China of constructing a road in the disputed territory towards Doklam Plateau, supporting Bhutan's stand and asking China to halt its construction work China claimed Doklam as its territory. Soon there was a stand off between these countries,sending reinforcements at the boarder area. Due to this the pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar was cancelled.
On June 30,the People Liberation Army(PLA) spokesperson Col Wu Qian warned Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to “stop clamoring for war” and told reporters: “we hope that the particular person in the Indian Army could learn from historical lessens and stop such clamoring for war”. In response to this,Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley hit back “if they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different “. A day before the G20 summit was supposed to begin in Hamburg,Germany China dismissed the prospected meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi, saying the “atmosphere is not right for bilateral meeting “. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the border stand off with China cannot be resolved through war but can be settled through bilateral talks. Then Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwan,said that “shared interest “ between the two countries “far outweigh any differences”.
Ma said “In relationship between nations ,there are always differences. It is like belonging to a family with many brothers and sisters. There can be differences between siblings and even parents. If there are such differences between two brothers, that does not mean that they cannot get along. You don’t stop dealing with that brother with whom you can have differences, on other issues”. Everything can be resolved if both come forward to have a healthy relationship because if we don’t resolve it then in future there can be greater chance of having more conflicts and possibly it can go further more i.e. war. By shedding blood no one is going to win anything ,there will be sorrow, disturbance and even worse. As China is showing off that they are superior from past and now,as well. And India is at such an active pace of developing that it can’t compete with their superiority. If this thing continues then our government cannot concentrate on things which are far more important. At some point both have to get along with each other, both need to resolve this issue not by war but through rational, objective and constructive means.