Chinese Leader Exposed Indians Badly On International Level.
Adding a new dimension to the border standoff that has already lasted over two months, China for the first time has officially disputed India’s interpretation of the 2012 understanding between the special representatives of the two countries on the status of border tri-junctions.
Speaking to a small group of journalists a day after Beijing appeared to have upped the ante on the diplomatic front by releasing an official position paper on the Doklam stand-off, the deputy chief of mission of the Chinese embassy
in Delhi, Liu Jinsong, took issue with what India has said about the 2012 agreement. He also raised questions about the delay in Bhutan’s ‘protest’ at China’s road-building, and continued to assert that Indian troop levels at the point of confrontation has come down from three figures to two.
Expanding on a point in the 15-page Chinese document, Liu said that the India was “notified” through mechanisms at the border troop level about its intended road construction at Doklam on two separate occasions. “We notified Indian authorities on May 18. Then on June 8. (This was) the second time. It is within China’s sovereign right to conduct construction activities for transportation facilities within our territory,” he said, adding that there was no response till the Indian troops came in from Sikkim.