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China remaining engaged diplomatically underlined: MEA

China remaining engaged diplomatically underlined: MEA

The US researchers have revealed that India is escalating its nuclear capabilities by improving its arsenal, which was earlier developed mostly with Pakistan in mind. It has been noticed that Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar recently has made positive remarks in Singapore, saying that "India and China should not let differences become disputes".

India continues to modernise its atomic arsenal with an eye on China and the country's nuclear strategy which traditionally focused on Pakistan now appears to place increased emphasis on the Communist giant, two top American nuclear experts have said.

The stalemate, between unarmed Chinese and Indian troops, has continued since-with China insisting that India should withdraw its troops unconditionally.

The briefing comes ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, beginning on Monday, and is being viewed as an attempt to apparently build a consensus to deal with India's biggest neighbour as well as on the Kashmir issue.

Leaders of prominent opposition parties have been invited to the meeting where the two senior ministers will give a detailed presentation on the situation along the Sino-Indian border and Jammu and Kashmir and the government action, sources said.

The ongoing border stand-off between India and China will be resolved peacefully and diplomatically, the government on Friday reportedly told opposition leaders here. Indian security forces were engaged with their Chinese counterparts on the issue for nearly three weeks, after which China even stopped Indian pilgrims from taking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route through the Nathu La pass.

"We are ready to have a dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir under a bilateral framework", Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Gopal Baglay said. The two nations have been involved in a month-long standoff over a separate border dispute in the tiny nation of Bhutan, which sits between India's easternmost province and the southern China border.

"However, the patience of the Chinese government, the Chinese people and the Chinese border guards will not be unlimited", the editorial said. India is said to have moved another 2,500 troops to the area, and China has also deployed an unverified number of soldiers at the strategic Chumbi Valley.

New Delhi has expressed concern over China trying to change the status quo at the India-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction in Dokalam area of Sikkim. Anand Sharma of the Congress said, "National security is the priority of the Congress and we advised them to tackle the situation diplomatically, rising above politics for national interest".