Sikkim standoff: ‘Ball is in India’s court’: China says Doklam situation ‘grave’, rules out compromise | India News – Times of India
NEW DELHI: China on Tuesday ruled out a compromise in the military standoff with India in the Sikkim section, and put the onus on New Delhi to resolve the “grave” situation.
In unusually blunt remarks, China’s ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said “the ball is in India’s court” and it was for the Indian government to decide what options could be on the table to resolve the standoff.
Asked about remarks by official Chinese media and think-tanks that the conflict can lead to a “war”+ if not handled properly, the ambassador said in an interview to PTI: “There has been talk about this option, that option. It is up to your government policy (whether to exercise military option).”
The Chinese government is very clear that it wants peaceful resolution at current state of the situation for which withdrawal of Indian troops from the area is a “pre-condition”, he asserted.