A day after Chinas oblique reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago, the defence minister also said the current stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Sikkim sector was triggered by Beijing. Bhutan, he added, had made it clear that the land in question belonged to it.
If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different, Jaitley said when asked about Chinas warning yesterday.
China had asked India to withdraw its troops from the Doklam (referred by China as Donglong) area as a precondition for meaningful dialogue to settle the boundary issue. It warned that the Indian Army should learn historical lessons.
The Defence Minister said the Bhutan government had made its stance clear stating that the land in question belonged to Bhutan and it is located near Indias land, but China was trying to alter the status quo in the area. I think after this the issue has become very clear, Jaitley said. PTI
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