Mumbai: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the central government to take a tough stand on the continuing border stand-off with our neighboring country China if they are not responding to diplomatic efforts to resolve the issue.
While addressing a video press conference Captain said that “The problem needs to be resolved through negotiations and diplomacy, but we cannot turn our back to the threat posed by the aggressive moves of the Chinese at the border.”
Captain Amarinder further said that as sovereign nations, both countries should find a diplomatic solution to the problem, adding that India “does not want war but we will not accept bullying by China.” He said that “We want peace, but they can’t push us around,” asserting that the Chinese had to be pushed out of the Indian territory.
CM asserted that India cannot keep allowing its land to go away if the threat is not countered the Chinese will demand more and more land in the future, which cannot be permitted at any cost. Talking about the Dokhlam incident, he pointed out that such provocations on the part of China were common, and they had encroached Indian territory even in Aksai Chin and resorted to similar actions in Arunachal Pradesh.
“China has to leave the Indian territory into which they have now moved and on which they have no right,” said Captain and warned China that Indian armed forces are much more modernized and equipped than they were in 1962 and they cannot afford to take India lightly.
While talking about the Khalistani movement, Captain said that no Punjabi wants this and only some handful anti-India elements that continue to try and provoke people.