Doval is main schemer in Doklam says China, rubbish says Delhi
China continues to send out mixed signals to India on the Doklam issue. Two days ahead of the visit by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to China, the Global Times has called him as the 'main schemer" of the Doklam standoff.
The editorial read, "Doval is believed to be one of the main schemers behind the current border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops." India is pinning its hopes high on his trip to settle the dispute, the editorial further stated.
Doval will inevitably be disappointed if he attempts to bargain with Beijing over the border disputes. Doval's Beijing visit is most certainly not an opportunity to settle the standoff in accordance with India's will, the Global Times further stated.
Top officials in Delhi told OneIndia that they chose not to react to such news. There has been a rhetoric in the media since the problem began. The trip by the NSA would look for a solution and at this time not chose to react to their rhetoric. Report in the media are not the views of the administration and hence we choose not to react to it.
Doval in China would make India's position clear. Doval understands that the issue needs to be resolved and it would be for the first time that the diplomatic channels would open up since the 5 week long standoff. Doval has often maintained that India needs China, but not at the cost of a compromise.