China must not allow differences to become disputes: Jaishankar

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"India-China relationship has acquired many dimensions and substance that reducing it to black and white argumentation can't be serious proposition", he said in his speech in Singapore.

But, this is the first time Pakistan and Kashmir have been brought into the narrative.

The agency also said in the name of defending its "ally" Bhutan, India had deployed its troops on Chinese territory, and sought to remind India of the consensus in the worldwide community to respect borders. However, China has already been engaged in a troop buildup in the guise of road building in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"Otherwise, under India's logic, if the Pakistani government requests, a third country's Army can enter the area disputed by India and Pakistan, including India-controlled Kashmir", Long Xingchun, Director at the Centre for Indian Studies at China West Normal University, wrote in an article in the Global Times. Negotiations on the long-standing boundary dispute also still continue. Jaishakar, who was the Ambassador of India to China from 2009-2013, and then to the United States before becoming the foreign secretary in January 2015, said, "These are still early days".

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said in this changing landscape, few would dispute that evolving India-China relationship has a direct implication for ASEAN, globally.

Describing ties between India and China as multifaceted and complex, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said that both sides should not allow their differences to become disputes, and cautioned that the debate over the rise of these two powers should not be skewed. However, when it is dissatisfied or has conflicts with Beijing, the Tibet card is played up. Doklam is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Doklam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

Adding to the strains, Beijing seems ever more determined to declare who the next Tibetan spiritual leader will be to succeed the Dalai Lama - who turned 82 Friday.

"Bluffing about a potential clash that could be similar to that 55 years ago when India's military suffered a bitter defeat, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "India in 2017 is different from India in 1962", implying the country's improved military strength and bloated self-assertiveness", the commentary said. But India may overestimate the influence of Tibetan exiles.

Amid bilateral tensions over the Sikkim standoff, China today issued an advisory for its citizens travelling to India, asking them to take necessary precautions for their personal safety.

If Chinese troops move further, they will be capable of cutting off the 165km road from Bhutan's capital Thimphu to Phuentsholing, the city from where all imports from India, including food, enter from.



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