New Delhi, Aug 29: India followed a mature diplomatic route to resolve the Doklam issue with Chi and did not get provoked by the “unusual aggression” from the other side, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Tuesday.
A day after India and Chi agreed to end their military standoff in Doklam, Madhav welcomed the agreement between the two sides, saying both appreciated the fact that conflict is a heavy price to pay in bilateral relations. “India has maintained great dignity, grace and majesty and tried to handle it in a diplomatic manner. Both have decided to step back. At the same time, we maintained firm ground position. It is a combition of firm ground position and mature diplomatic endeavour,” he told media.
The BJP leader said, “All of us should compliment the Indian government and agencies for their restraint and mature handling of the situation, not to get provoked. Largely Indian media also has not got into the trap of provocation and counter provocations. That has certainly helped the situation.” Madhav said he was taken aback by the Chinese aggression over the Doklam issue.
“I was also a little bit surprised by the aggression and the very highly provocative ture of the campaign from the Chinese side, mainly from Chinese media and social media. Not so much from their government side except from their spokespersons,” he said refusing to say anything further with the Prime Minister slated to visit Chi next week. He said India will continue to maintain peace as it is a pre-requisite for good bilateral relations.
Madhav, an RSS pointsman in the BJP organisation, described Pakistan as Chi’s client state and said that India will use all diplomatic channels to safeguard its interest.(IANS)