Beijing: The Chinese foreign ministry has made a very considerate statement “India and China should resolve the border dispute through peaceful negotiations. China is willing to discuss the objections that India has about the ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’”. This is a remarkable deviation from the Chinese stance of teaching India a lesson. The former Foreign secretary Shyam Saran has warned that India needs to be cautious in respect to the infrastructure projects being implemented by China in the neighbouring countries.
There are reports of China starting construction activities in Doklam since a few days. The Indian army chief had issued warning statements to China about this. China had issued inciting statements in response and had threatened of teaching India a lesson. The Chinese army officials were reminding India of the history. Against this background the Indian envoy in China, Gautam Bambawale, had clearly stated the Indian stand in the interview with a Chinese government daily. India and China are not enemies of one another, but China should consider the objections raised by India and should not make attempts to change the situation at the border, had warned Bambawale.
Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry made it clear that our country is ready to discuss with India. Chunying said that India and China should resolve the border dispute through peaceful discussions. Not only this, China is willing to discuss the objections raised by India about the ‘CPEC’, clarified Chunying. The change in the Chinese language is remarkable. But, the former foreign secretary Shyam Saran has warned India about the Chinese movements.
Shyam Saran said that India should take notice of the infrastructure projects being implemented from Nepal to Tibet. Not only this, Saran said, India should co-operate with the US, Japan and Vietnam to counter the unilateral Chinese influence. Saran was speaking at program organised in Jaipur. Shyam Saran also attracted attention to the fact that there is a change in government in Nepal, and it is worrying for India that the new government is taking decisions favouring China.