India warns China against unilateral bid in northeast

Posted July 21, 2017

"If China unilaterally changes the status quo of the tri-junction, it becomes a matter of security concern for India", she said, referring to the area where the three countries meet.

"All this while China has been building roads. various activities have been going on. But since this deals with the tri-junction point, it affects our security position", the Foreign Minister said today.

He said China was conspiring against India by supplying Pakistan with arms and ammunition for use in Kashmir.

The military tension over the Himalayan tri-junction between the two countries that share a 3,500-km boundary started more than a month ago when Indian troops stopped Chinese soldiers from building a road at the stretch where India and China connect with Bhutan. The statements add to the list of threats that China has been issuing to India ever since the standoff at Doklam. This, on one hand, has enhanced his prestige and ability to control the country, but on the other, has made India more subject to the influence of conservatives, thus hampering reform.

"At that time, perhaps, there was an environment where India was seen as power which could be in same league as China, and secondly, there was an global environment where there was more to be gained in working with India, rather than confronting India", Saran said.

France's armed forces chief resigns
When Gen de Villiers criticised the cut last week, it was at a meeting with deputies that was supposed to be off the record. The leader of the hard-left France Unbowed, Jean-Luc Melenchon, called it an " enormous mistake " on Macron's part.

British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children
William and Kate's trip is being taken at the request of their Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of a diplomacy tour. They flew in a private chartered plane with William and Kate and landed at a rainy Warsaw Chopin Airport.

Martin Landau, 'Ed Wood' Oscar victor , dies at 89
Martin Landau , an Oscar victor for his supporting role in Tim Burton's " Ed Wood " (1994), has died at 89, THR reports. Landau finally won the coveted award from his role in Tim Burton's Ed Wood in 1994, playing aging horror star Lugosi.

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran has said both India and China should take steps to try and resolve existing legacy issues such as reaching an understanding on demarcation of borders. Now, the USA has expressed its concern and has asked both India and China to find a solution.

She described what was different about the June 16 incident that led to the stand-off. "It has also set eyes on smaller countries such as Nepal", Yadav said in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour. And then we had said that in coordination with Bhutanese government, Indian personnel present in general area of Doko-la....

However, it reminded India that it is weaker compared to China and warned that New Delhi will jeopardise its own interests if it gets swayed by rising nationalism. Those matters, it is not for me... and is not even in my knowledge what came first.

The slow-motion crisis is expected to be discussed when Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visits Beijing July 27-28 to take part in a security forum under the BRICS group of large developing nations that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.