Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned China against any attempt to intrude into the Indian territory. He said that India will not back off in the face of Beijing’s intimidation.
“While we do not want war, we will not tolerate any bullying by Beijing,” said the Chief Minister. He warned the neighbouring country to not take India lightly. “This is not 1962,” he said. He made it clear that if China did not stop indulging in intimidating behaviour, it would have to pay the price.
“The Indian Army is ready to give a befitting reply and China should not take any chances,” he warned. The warning came in response to a Kolkata resident’s question, during his Facebook Live session. “We don’t want war with any nation and want the situation to improve, but if they keep behaving like this we won’t have any other option left,” he said. Likewise, he urged China to mend its ways and talk to India to resolve the issue.
Captain Amarinder Singh said said that China cannot stop India from building any infrastructure on its side of the border. “They (the Chinese) don’t listen to us when we object to them making roads inside our area in Aksai Chin, but when we make one road inside our area they react with aggression,” he added.
The Chief Minister also warned Pakistan, which had been trying to foment trouble in Punjab and other parts of India by pushing militants, weapons and drugs from across the border using drones and other means.