Srinagar, January 17, (KMW): Referring to Doklam standoff, Chinaâ€™s state run Global Times has reacted sharply to Indian army chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks in which he had challenged the country and its ally Pakistan.
In a stinging editorial titled â€˜Indian Army must tone down hawkish rhetoricâ€™, the state media said â€˜India is diplomatically immature, with a self-centered approach and preference for impulsive nationalism.â€™
Pointing to Rawatâ€™s harsh comments on the country, the state media in its editorial wrote:â€œRawat said last week that India canâ€™t allow its neighbours to drift away to China. This mentality that sees neighbours as an Indian domain is widely adopted in New Delhi. India is diplomatically immature, with a self-centered approach and preference for impulsive nationalism. Dealing with this country requires more than one set of rulesâ€.
The editorial further said that the â€˜Indian army seems to have failed to learn its lesson from the Doklam standoffâ€™ and that if New Delhi continues to provocate Beijing, â€˜it should expect harsh punishment from the Chinese army.â€™ â€œConfronting China entails an unbearably high strategic cost for India. New Delhi should cherish the amicable policy adopted by Beijing,â€ it said.