Ajit Doval to visit Beijing for BRICS NSA’s meet on July 27-28

New Delhi : Amid the ongoing stand-off between India and China over the Doklam issue, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is set to visit Beijing to attend the BRICS NSA’s meeting on July 27-28.

Meanwhile, yesterday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that all the countries, including Bhutan, are with India on the issue of the Doklam stand-off.

Sushma’s response came after Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal’s questioned the Centre on the issue.

Sushma said the issue is due to the “tri-junction point that is between India, China and Bhutan” and that if Beijing unilaterally tries to change the status quo at the tri-junction, then it will pose a threat to New Delhi’s security.

“India wants that troops are removed from the tri-junction point to discuss the issue together. All countries, including Bhutan, are with us,” Sushma said in Rajya Sabha on the fourth day of the Parliament Monsoon Session.

Following this, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reiterated that differences between India and China should and would not be allowed to become a dispute and added that communication between the two governments never ceased.

“The differences between India and China should not be allowed to become dispute. Every powerful player, power in the world prefers peaceful resolution of matters that are in hand. The diplomatic channels and diplomatic communications have never been ceased, they have never broken,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

While answering to questions related to China, he further quoted Sant Kabir’s doha: “Saadhu aisa chahiye jaisa soop subhaay, Saar saar ko gahi lahe thotha deii udaaye.” (ANI)