Oppn urged Centre to resolve Doklam issue diplomatically: MEA

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India is now engaged in modernising its nuclear weaponry keeping not Pakistan but China in mind, two top American nuclear experts have said.

It should be noted that Bhutan held 24 rounds of talks on the issue with China so far.

The government had convened the meeting with opposition parties as well as allies ahead of the Parliament session beginning on Monday to brief them about the situation on the China border as well as in Jammu and Kashmir. Importance of India and China to remain engaged through diplomacy was underlined.

"Prime Minister Modi and President Xi had a conversation on a range of issues", Mr Baglay said when asked about the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman's remarks that there was no bilateral meeting between the two leaders.

The standoff between India and China on the Doklam Plateau, adjoining the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan, is now a month-old and shows no signs of ending.

"The government should also open the window to start the dialogue". But this time it is a totally different case.

India is developing long-range land-and sea-based missiles as part of the country's nuclear arsenal mordernisation, but with a focus on China, claimed two U.S. nuclear experts in a recently published article for a digital journal.

Furthermore, India continues to modernise its nuclear weapons delivery system and the weapons itself, the two experts further stated that New Delhi now operates seven nuclear-capable systems: two aircraft, four land-based ballistic missiles, and one sea-based ballistic missile. Expressing concern over the tension between India and Pakistan, Geng said "the conflict occurred near the Line of Control of Kashmir".

On Wednesday, China had offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir. "The Modi government must realise that there is no alternative to settling the recurring disagreements on the border except through negotiations which have a time-tested framework", Karat said.

Just two days ago, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that India and China are capable of managing the differences that crop up occasionally over the disputed border that runs 2,175 miles.

The Congress made it clear that when it comes to national security, all the parties are with the government as national security was the party's priority.

Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party told the MPs that India should be wary of China as it was a "dhokebaaz (traitor) country".