China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction
Latest news : The Chinese official media on Wednesday stepped up its attack on India with editorials asking Indian troops to move out of Dokalam area in Sikkim sector “with dignity or be kicked out” and describing the situation as “worryingly tense”.
While China’s nationalistic tabloid Global Times said India should be taught a “bitter lesson”, another official newspaper, China Daily, said India should look in the mirror.
The Global Times said in its editorial that India will suffer “greater losses” than in 1962 if it “incites” border clashes with China.
As the standoff in the Dokalam area continued for the third week, it said India should be taught a “bitter lesson”.
It also claimed that the Chinese public was infuriated by India’s “provocation”.
“We believe the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is powerful enough to expel Indian troops out of Chinese territory. The Indian military can choose to return to its territory with dignity, or be kicked out of the area by Chinese soldiers,” it said.
“We need to give diplomatic and military authorities full power to handle the issue. We call on Chinese society to maintain high-level unity on the issue. The more unified the Chinese people are, the more sufficient conditions the professionals will have to fight against India and safeguard our interests. This time, we must teach New Delhi a bitter lesson,” it said.
The editorial said it “firmly” believes that the face-off in what it calls the Donglang area will end with the Indian troops in “retreat”.