‘India is well equipped to defend itself against China,’ says Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that while China is trying to change the status quo in the Doklam tri-junction area”, India is well equipped to defend itself and doesn’t feel threatened in the least.

“Over the years, China has been trying to get closer and closer to where the tri-junction point ends. It has done things like repair roads, re-tar them and things like that,”Swaraj said.She then described what was different about the incident on June 16 that sparked the latest standoff.

“This time though, they came with bulldozers and construction equipment with the aim of breaching the point where the tri-junction ends. That is a threat to our security,” said Swaraj in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on the India-China border standoff.

The minister said that while China wants India to withdraw its troops, “it’s only fair that China too should do the same”.

 Swaraj further said that all nations friendly to India support it and are against China’s actions in Doklam.

“We have the law and right on our side,” she said about India’s position.

Source: Times Of India

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