Narendra Modi's 'Hard Line Stances' Pushing India Towards War, Says Chinese Media

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| August 5 , 2017 , 13:49 IST

In a first direct reference to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state run Chinese media, Global Times has warned India of 'obvious results' of war calling the Modi Administration 'reckless' and 'irresponsible'.

The Chinese media, well known to reflect the government's views, in an editorial on Saturday said that the 'hard line stances' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are pushing India towards war and jeopardising India's peaceful development.

The Chinese daily also warned India of the "overwhelming" strength of the People's Liberation Army stating it is capable of 'annihilating' Indian troops in the Doklam area.

The tone of the Chinese government and its media have become shriller over the past few days, with its Defence Ministry telling India not to test its patience. On the other side, India's response has always been measured, always calling for dialogue to solve the Doklam crisis.

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The editorial said that India has challenged a country which was far more superior in strength.

"It is a war with an obvious result," the editorial pronounced.

It said, "The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be aware of the PLA's overwhelming firepower and logistics. Indian border troops are no rival to PLA field forces. If a war spreads, the PLA is perfectly capable of annihilating all Indian troops in the border region."

"The Modi government's hard line stance is sustained by neither laws nor strength. This administration is recklessly breaking international norms and jeopardizing India's national pride and peaceful development," it added.

"It's move is irresponsible to regional security and is gambling against India's destiny and its people's well-being. If the Modi government refuses to stop, it will push its country into a war that India has no power to control" it further said.

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The Chinese editorial came a day after the Defence Ministry of China had warned India to not testing its patience over Doklam saying "restraint has a bottom line". The Ministry had told India to "give up the illusion of its delaying tactic, as no country should underestimate the Chinese forces' confidence and capability".

A standoff between Indian and Chinese troops is continuing along the border in Doklam in Sikkim sector close to the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan, since June 16. The standoff started after China attempted to build a road in Bhutanese territory and Indian soldiers stopped them.

kushal kumar

This writer's article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October - November 2016. The alert prediction for India reads like this : " AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA". The place indicated was north India like Leh-Ladakh. Similar major worrisome concerns in the global context were expressed in this writer's article of 16 May 2017 - " Is World War III round the corner ?" - published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida. The related part of alert for world including India reads like this in the aforesaid article : " The global events predicted in this article could likely begin to show up in mild measure from about 24 June and after to grow up gradually for a final show during 19 August to 4 September 2017".