13 Feb '18, 12pm

China will ‘take action’ if India sends troops to Maldives: Global Times https://t.co/vryiRByXFi

China will ‘take action’ if India sends troops to Maldives: Global Times https://t.co/vryiRByXFi

China’s state-run tabloid Global Times on Monday warned that Beijing will retaliate if New Delhi unilaterally decides to send troops to the crisis-hit Maldives. “Without U.N. empowerment, there would be no righteous cause for any armed force to intervene. China will not interfere in the internal affairs of the Maldives, but that does not mean that Beijing will sit idly by as New Delhi breaks the principle. If India one-sidedly sends troops to the Maldives, China will take action to stop New Delhi,” the daily said in an op-ed. It warned that, “India should not underestimate China's opposition to unilateral military intervention.” The article linking China’s “action” only as a response to India’s possible military intervention follows signals from the Chinese officialdom that Beijing does not want to exacerbate tensions with India over the Maldives issue. “It [the Maldives d...

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