In the wake of an Army face-off and chill in ties with India over Dokalam stand-off, Chinese media on Friday continued its aggressive posturing, calling external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj a liar for telling Parliament that all countries were supporting New Delhi on the standoff.
While hitting out at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for stating that India's position is not wrong on the Bhutan tri-junction and all nations are with it,” Chinese media claimed, “No other country will support India's aggression adding that “India's military strength is far behind that of China.”
The undermining India's military strength, the nationalistic tabloid-Global Times’s editorial said, “India’s military strength is far behind that of China. If the conflict between China and India escalates to the intensity where their row has to be resolved through military means, India will surely lose,”
“India should abandon the fantasy of a long-term standoff at Doklam. China will by no means agree to the withdrawal of troops from both sides in order for talks to be held.
“Doklam is Chinese territory. The withdrawal of Indian troops must be a precondition for talks and China will not compromise on this stance,” the editorial added.
In mockery of people who compare India and China, it stated, “...they fail to realize that the PLA’s strong capability to deploy troops can reverse the balance of power at the border within a day. The PLA’s long-range combat capability can also allow its troops in remote areas to provide fire support to troops at the border.
China’s military spending is four times that of India where its GDP volume is five times that of India. The great gap will shape the actual pattern of power balance between the two countries at the border.”
On the other hand, the Indian soldiers deployed in the disputed area have pitched in tents, in an indication that they are unlikely to retreat unless there was reciprocity from China's PLA personnel in ending the face-off at an altitude of around 10,000 feet in the Sikkim section.
A steady line of supplies is being maintained for the soldiers at the site, official sources said, signalling that Indian Army is not going to wilt under any pressure from China.