Rajnath and Sushma also gave a detailed presentation to the leaders of the Opposition parties and apprised them of the situation along the Sino-Indian border and in Jammu & Kashmir.
"If the Indian troops are preparing for the long term with no intention to leave, then how can there be room for diplomatic solutions?" said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Monday.
Intererstingly, as sources pointed out, China had been at Doklam constructing a road for over two weeks with no public statement from Bhutan. As China is not accepting the McMohan Line as the global border, both sides have agreed to maintain the status quo along the line of control and we have told China that they should abide by the agreement..
The stalemate, between unarmed Chinese and Indian troops, has continued since-with China insisting that India should withdraw its troops unconditionally. "Those channels will continue to be used", External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said when asked about the almost month-long stand off in Doklam. A Chinese website published rare photographs from the conflict five decades ago to recall the 1962 India-China War, amid the growing tensions between the two countries in Doklam, in Sikkim since mid-June. The Marxist leader said the "present border fracas" has assumed "greater salience" given the growing number of issues on which the two countries have differences, which he added, have "aggravated" after the Modi-led government was formed in 2014.More news: Killing of Yatris - An inhuman Act
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Asked about China's comment that there was no "bilateral meeting" between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the MEA spokesperson said, "There was a conversation between them".
However, India warned China that construction of a road near their common border would have serious security implications.
In fact the boundary issue that the Vajpayee and later the Manmohan Singh governments had tried to keep inside the bottle, seems to have burst out with India flexing its specific anti-China muscles in the public space, and Beijing upping the ante.
"The basic goal was to apprise MPs from different parties of situation on terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris on July 10 and situation in Sikkim sector", DG PIB Frank Noronha said after the meeting.