Beijing: Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh’s statement in LS on Tuesday that India is ready to deal with any situation, has irked China and the country warned that it is ready for peace as well as war.
An editorial published in China’s state-run Global Times said, “Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed Parliament on Tuesday. Singh bragged of how righteous and brave Indian troops were while emphasizing the importance of peacefully resolving the border crisis to China-India ties. The latter part was the keynote of his speech.”
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The newspaper’s editorial stated that the Indian military’s moves on border areas have eased these days, which coincided with Singh’s address. “This is the result of strong pressure from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA),’’ the editorial stated.
The editorial further reads, “There are different forces in India. Some ultra-nationalist ones stubbornly refuse the easy way, and stick to the hard way. When China engages in diplomatic negotiations with India, it must also use the only language those forces could understand – cooperation will last long when it is achieved through struggles. China should continue to strive for a peaceful settlement of China-India border disputes, but must keep its army prepared. Without strong military pressure, India won’t behave on border issues.”