Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Chinese State-run Newspaper Says 'India Must Tone Down its Hawkish Rhetoric'

The comment comes just days after Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that India needs to shift its military focus on the borders with China.

News18.com

Updated:January 18, 2018, 12:16 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Chinese State-run Newspaper Says 'India Must Tone Down its Hawkish Rhetoric'
File photo of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. (Getty Images)
Loading...

New Delhi: An editorial piece in the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times run with the headline “India needs to tone down its hawkish rhetoric” refers to India as a diplomatically immature nation.

The comment comes just days after Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said that India needs to shift its military focus on the borders with China.

“The Indian Army seems to have failed to learn its lessons from the Doklam standoff. If India continues making provocations, it should expect harsh punishment from the Chinese Army," read the editorial piece in the Global Times, which is often said to reflect Beijing's views.

The article further added that “confronting China entails an unbearably high strategic cost for India. New Delhi should cherish the amicable policy adopted by Beijing”.

Further, the editorial also found Rawat’s comments contradicting the stand of the External Affairs Ministry. It said “all of these reports (about Rawat's comments) are incongruent with the Indian external affairs ministry's judgment that the status quo prevailed on the border”.

Calling India “diplomatically immature”, the article further said that the country preferred “impulsive nationalism”. It also said that India could not allow its neighbours to drift away from it to counter China.

"This mentality that sees neighbours as an Indian domain is widely adopted in New Delhi. India is diplomatically immature, with a self-centred approach and preference for impulsive nationalism. Dealing with this country requires more than one set of rules," said the editorial.

On Wednesday, General Rawat had said that the Army does not visualise any "serious trouble" post-Doklam episode as the border forces of India and China are holding regular exchange and the earlier "bonhomie" has returned, but the forces are prepared for any exigency.

| Edited by: Sanchari Chatterjee
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results