India Should Stay Away from Getting Involved in Two-Front Conflicts: Chinese State Media


India should not get involved in a two-front conflict with China and Pakistan, warned Chinese experts.Citing a safety advisory by Chinese embassy over the weekend, experts also added the current tensions make India an “unsuitable destination for Chinese to travel or do business in”.

The state-controlled media has begun to rake up the Kashmi dispute between India and Pakistan. A scholar said on Saturday if Pakistan requests “a third country” could send its army to Kashmir the same way India had intervened on behalf of Bhutan.

According to Bejing, the face-off fight between India and China which was triggered by Indian troops trespassing into the “Chinese territory in Doklam” — has not shown signs of easing.

On June 26 Indian troops crossed the border, entering Chinese territory in Doklam, and are yet to retreat their own side, nationalistic tabloid, the Global Times wrote on Monday. Referring to the exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani border troops to the west, it said it will not be a good idea for India to open two fronts.

“Aside from the border spat with China, India is embroiled with Pakistan over an exchange of fire at the Kashmir border. Both India and Pakistan accused each other of initiating the incident on Saturday that caused civilian deaths on both sides of their controlled border in Kashmir,” the newspaper said, quoting reports from India. Lin Mingwang from the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, told Global Times: “That there are frequent conflicts and military scuffles between the areas of Kashmir controlled by the two sides. China has nothing to do with the situation in Kashmir, but it would be unwise for India to engage in two conflicts at the same time.”

“The current tension makes India an unsuitable destination for Chinese to travel or do business in, which is why the Chinese embassy in India warns that the situation has already had an impact on normal exchanges between the two countries,” said Hu Zhiyong from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.