China bor­der stance firm

In­dia’s na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser at­tends BRICS meet­ing

Global Times US Edition - - FRONT PAGE - By Yang Sheng

Bei­jing will not com­pro­mise with In­dia’s vis­it­ing na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser, and the only way to re­solve the cur­rent stand­off is for In­dia to uni­lat­er­ally with­draw its troops from Chi­nese ter­ri­tory, ex­perts said.

The sev­enth meet­ing of BRICS se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives on se­cu­rity is­sues is be­ing held in Bei­jing on Thurs­day and Fri­day. Chi­nese State Coun­cilor Yang Jiechi will chair the meet­ing, while South African Min­is­ter of State Se­cu­rity David Mahlobo, Brazil­ian In­stitu- tional Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Ser­gio Etchegoyen, Rus­sian Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­tary Niko­lai Pa­tru­shev and In­dian Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser Ajit Do­val have con­firmed their at­ten­dance.

Do­val ar­rived on Wed­nes­day and “is ex­pected to hold talks with Chi­nese State Coun­cilor Yang Jiechi on the on­go­ing Sikkim stand­off,” New Delhi TV re­ported. How­ever, China has made very clear its pre­con­di­tion of “mean­ing­ful di­a­logue,” which is that In­dian troops should with­draw

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