Sikkim standoff: Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping show maturity amid discord; Congress disappoints again
It would have been easier to dismiss the Opposition's bluster on the India-China standoff had the party in question not been Congress — no stranger to power and statecraft. It becomes difficult to control incredulity when Congress leaders, led by their vice-president, indulge in bravado at a time when both countries are locked in their biggest face-off since 1962 and there is an urgent need for lessening of tension so that diplomacy may be allowed to work. That we could be staring at a lengthy impasse adds to the tension.
In fact, one would have expected parties to put their partisanship and political compulsions aside and back the government on solving a treacherous and escalatory situation foisted on us by an aggressive, expansionist superpower. If not handled with care, this conflict may pose a deep threat to our sovereignty, not to speak of Bhutan's whom we are treaty-bound to protect.
Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) July 7, 2017
China & Chinese ambassador are using provocative and aggressive language vis-a-vis Indo-China standoff. Will PM tell what's our response?2/n— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 7, 2017
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