Prime News, International, Beijing, July 5:-: Amidst the tension between India and China over the Sikkim border issue, a state-run Chinese media has warned that New Delhi would suffer “greater losses” than in 1962 if any attempt is made to incite military conflict.
This came in response to Indian Defence Minister Arun Jatiley’s remarks that India of 2017 was different from what it was in 1962.
An opinion piece published in the China’s Global Times said that the Chinese public was “infuriated by India’s provocation” and “believe that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is powerful enough to expel Indian troops out of Chinese territory.”
“If New Delhi believes that its military might can be used as leverage in the Donglang area, and it’s ready for a two-and-a-half front war, we have to tell India that the Chinese look down on their military power. Jaitley is right that the India of 2017 is different from that of 1962 – India will suffer greater losses than in 1962 if it incites military conflicts,” the report read.
The report further said that China still wants to address the issue through peaceful means and is unwilling to face confrontation in the border area.
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)