Update as of Jun 18, 7:15 PM IST
The below-mentioned message was typed out within 30 minutes of the telephonic conversation between India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on June 17, 2020. Wang Yi then sent this rather poorly worded text to his counterparts all over the world. Many India-friendly countries forwarded the same to the Indian embassies as well as to the Ministry of External Affairs in India.
More than 36 hours have elapsed since this fake message from China and India is yet to respond. There are high-level Foreign Policy meetings taking place right now in various capitals across the world and India’s silence could be construed as being complicit of what China is alleging. Got off your wide bottoms and act, MEA!
China’s press release on India and China’s Foreign Minister’s talk on June 17 about the clashes in Galwan Valley smacks of arrogance. This press release of China issued internationally names India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar as “Su Jiesheng”. For god’s sake, can’t China even spell a name correctly? This is nothing but conceit on the part of China, while India’s press release on the same matter addresses the Chinese Foreign Minister respectfully as “H. E. Mr. Wang Yi”.
And the Chinese statement says that Wang Yi told Jai Shankar that “Indian front-line border forces openly broke the consensus reached…” The press release of China goes on to accuse the Indian soldiers of attacking the Chinese army officers and the soldiers, leading to a fierce clash.
“Once the situation in the Gallevan (sic) Valley has slowed down, they crossed actual control line again and deliberately provoked, even violent. Attacking the officers and soldiers who negotiated with the Chinese side led to fierce physical clashes, resulting in causalities. This risky act of Indian Army…,” said the Chinese press release citing the Foreign Minister’s conversation, terming India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar as “Su Jiesheng” in several places. The Chinese press release is published at the end of this report.
India’s Foreign Ministry must condemn this hubristic Chinese press release on India-China Foreign Ministers. India’s Foreign Minister Jaishankar must call out his Chinese counterpart for this appalling statement. This Chinese press release issued to International media and international forum is putting all blame on the Indian Army. India must condemn this in the strongest terms. Indian diplomats and Jaishankar must take up this matter. The Chinese Foreign Minister’s claims on his conversation with Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar and Jaishankar must forcefully rebut and come out with what he heard Wang Yi say.
The Chinese Press Release issued against Indian Army is published below:
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