China warns India to “immediately withdraw its border troops and correct mistake.” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that The Indian troops are still in the Chinese territory and the matter remains unsettled.
Geng also accused India of violating the Panchseel principles saying that that actions from the Indian side are violating the purposes and principles of the UN Charter in defiance of the international law and international norms. “As we all know in 1950s India, China and Myanmar proposed the five principles (Panchsheel) of co-existence,” he said
He advised that India should respect the 1890 Sino-British treaty in which the Sikkim section of the China-India border was defined which was endorsed by the former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1890 in a letter to the Chinese coordinate Zhou Enlai. While Nehru wrote in his letter that the sizable areas of Bhutan are shown as a part of Bhutan on the Chinese map.
He also accused India of trampling basic norms of international relations crossing the border illegally, he further said that if India doesn’t correct its mistake than it will be hard for it to play a greater role in global affairs and it can’t win the trust of its neighboring countries.
Earlier, China accused India of using Bhutan as an excuse and entering into their region. China is continuously getting close to the Indian border by the way of Bhutan and it feared that if China comes too close to the Sikkim border than it can cut North-East states link to the rest of India as there is only narrow 17-km way which is called “chicken neck” connects the rest of India with the North-East states.