New Delhi, Jan 12: Stressing that India should shift its focus to its northern borders with Chi, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said Chi is a strong tion but asserted that India is not weak either.
Addressing the customary annual press conference of the Army ahead of Army Day on January 15, General Rawat for the first time talked in detail about the India-Chi stand-off on the Doklam plateau along the tri-junction of India, Bhutan and Chi for over two months. “The focus has to shift to the northern borders (with Chi). We have focused too long on the western side (bordering Pakistan),” the Army chief said. He said the terrain along the northern borders was in favour of India. The Army chief said Chi has emerged as a powerful country, adding that dealing with the Communist giant was the government’s job.
“Chi is emerging as a powerful country, though I will not call it a global power. But certainly, it has emerged as a regiol power. It is becoming assertive. We understand Chi is a powerful country, but we are also not a weak tion,” he said. He, however, hastened to add that India is also seeking support from other countries in the region so that it is not isolated. (IANS)