India Seeks To Use Diplomacy To End Sikkim Standoff With China

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| July 19 , 2017 , 10:29 IST

India has again stressed that it wants to use diplomatic channels to end the border controversy against China in western Bhutan.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar while briefing the members of a parliamentary panel on Tuesday has reportedly said that the possibility of being "pushed into armed action" has been ruled out.

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According to sources, he acknowledged that China had been unusually aggressive in its rhetoric against India ever since the face-off between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army started on June 18.

The Foreign Secretary was briefing the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Shashi Tharoor. Rahul Gandhi also attended the meeting and it is being reported that he asked Jaishankar if China was trying to intimidate Bhutan as it shared a unique relation with India.

According to reports, Jaishankar seems to have told the panel members that the Ministry of External Affairs in individual discussions conveyed to the diplomats of the foreign missions based in New Delhi that India would continue to use its diplomatic channels with China to resolve the face-off in Bhutan.

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It has been going on for too long, and it is time to end it once for all: war.