India rejects China's offer on Kashmir, says ready for dialogue with Pakistan

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The US researchers have revealed that India is escalating its nuclear capabilities by improving its arsenal, which was earlier developed mostly with Pakistan in mind.

People Daily claims that India's attempt to "encroach" revealed the lack of desire to negotiate a settlement of the boundary issue and underlines that the patience of the Chinese government, the Chinese people and the Chinese border guards will not be unlimited. "We will also raise the issue in Parliament", both the leaders said.

India and China are engaged in a border dispute for more than three weeks in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector near the Bhutan tri-junction. India has also dismissed China's offer- created to provoke and made yesterday- to help mediate in Kashmir to bring "peace and stability to the region".

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Kristensen and Norris also stated in the article that India's Agni-2 ballistic missile - the two-stage, solid-fuel, rail-mobile projectiles with a range of 2,000km - is probably targeted on western, central, and southern China.

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay has made it clear that India is, "ready to have a dialogue with Pakistan. but in a bilateral framework", ANI reported on Thursday. "Bhutan would prefer maintaining friendly and equidistant ties with both India and China", P. Stobdan, a former Indian ambassador and senior fellow at the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, told Sputnik. Expressing concern over the tension between India and Pakistan, Geng said "the conflict occurred near the Line of Control of Kashmir". China is insisting that India withdraw its troops from a disputed Himalayan plateau before talks can take place to settle the most protracted standoff in recent years between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

India said it was asked to intervene by Bhutan and that the construction had implications on its own security.

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Delivering a lecture in Singapore, Jaishankar said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping reached consensus on two points at a meeting last month on the sidelines of a regional summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

"Within the country, the Modi government has increased the profile of the Dalai Lama and the so-called Tibetan provisional government (which) are serious irritants for China". "The Congress would fully cooperate with the government on issues relating to national security", AICC media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

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