Indian Army chief must tone down hawkish rhetoric: Chinese state media

In a stinging editorial titled ‘Indian Army must tone down hawkish rhetoric’, the state media said ‘India is diplomatically immature, with a self-centered approach and preference for impulsive nationalism.’

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 17 2018 1:55PM | Updated Date: Jan 17 2018 1:55PM
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Referring to Doklam standoff, China’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 ‘Indian Army must tone down hawkish rhetoric’, the state media said ‘India is diplomatically immature, with a self-centered approach and preference for impulsive nationalism.’

Pointing to Rawat’s harsh comments on the country, the state media in its editorial wrote:“Rawat said last week that India can’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 rules”.

The editorial further said that the ‘Indian army seems to have failed to learn its lesson from the Doklam standoff’ and that if New Delhi continues to provocate Beijing, ‘it should expect harsh punishment from the Chinese army.’ “Confronting China entails an unbearably high strategic cost for India. New Delhi should cherish the amicable policy adopted by Beijing,” it said.

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