Doklam stand-off: Japan backs India, says no one should try to change status quo by force
In a significant act of support for India in its protracted military standoff with China at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction, Japan has said there should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force.
The Japanese statement comes as an endorsement of the Indian position that China has violated agreements with India and Bhutan in attempting to build a road through Doklam plateau, which is part of Bhutan,+a development that would be a serious disadvantage to India's military defences.
The Japanese reaction follows two separate interventions by the US calling for direct dialogue between India and China to resolve the crisis while cautioning against unilateral changes on the ground. This, too, has been seen as supportive of India's point of view.
Making a pointed reference to China's stance on Doklam, the Japanese ambassador said, "What's important in disputed areas is that all parties involved do not resort to unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force, and resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner. " The American and Japanese statements come after angry Chinese rhetoric denouncing India and its actions in the Doklam plateau and demanding a full withdrawal before any talks. India, determined to hold its ground at the site, is preparing for a long standoff,perhaps stretching through the winter.
On Wednesday, the US called on India and China to hold a direct dialogue. US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, "We are encouraging both parties to sit down and have direct dialogue. " On August 11, the US had called for talks, adding the standoff was being watched closely. "As you know, we have relationships with both governments. We encourage both parties to have conversations," it said.
Chirag-10 hours ago
this is due to MODI 's foreigh policy.
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Venkat B-b-9 hours ago
Japan will keep supporting India until we have Modi as our PM
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Vishal Ganjoor-9 hours ago
Every country is fed up of China and Pakistan
TRUTH BE TOLD-6 hours ago
When we have a bold and decisive leader, the world will think twice before doing anything stupid. However, Rahul Gandhi and muzzie pigs are still not happy with Modi. He might not be perfect but he is by far the best leader I am seen in India in my lifetime.
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Jyoti Ranjan Kar-9 hours ago
Thank u Japan for your support.