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India lacks power to challenge China: Farooq Abdullah

Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:25 IST      
India lacks power to challenge China: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Monday asserted that India lacks the power to take China-occupied Kashmir back from Beijing.

"In Ladakh, China has occupied the Aksai Chin. We shout about it, but do not have the power to take it back," Farooq said, adding that the only way to resolve the tension with China is to be friends with them, as war is not a solution.

"India should enhance their diplomatic channels and with that they should resolve this matter. China is Pakistan's friend, had we maintained our friendship with China, they would not have been friends with Pakistan," he said.

Farooq asserted that China's motive is to make the Karakoram by-pass, which would serve as their silk route and will connect them to the port. Which eventually passes through region occupied by China.

"Dalai Lama is another issue. They are asking to send him out of the country. India knows how to give one shelter, cannot throw someone out of the country," he said.

New Delhi and Beijing have been involved in a lengthy standoff along the Line of Actual Control adjoining Sikkim on India's eastern border.

New Delhi has expressed its serious apprehensions over Beijing constructing a road in the Sikkim sector of the LAC.

India claims Sikkim border as part of its territory, while China has said that the area falls on their side as per the 1890 treaty signed between British and China.

Consequently, China suspended the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra and conceded that the decision to suspend the pilgrimage was due to the border scuffle.

It also alleged that the Indian troops had crossed the Sikkim sector of the Indo-China border. Beijing has accused New Delhi of violating a convention signed in 1890 between Britain and China relating to Sikkim and Tibet. (ANI)

Using NSA against madrasas unlawful: Congress

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 05:40 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 17 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday said slapping Madrasas with the National Security Act (NSA) will be unlawful.

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Leh: IAF rescues injured mountaineer

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 02:19 IST     

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YSR Congress leader Gangula Pratap Reddy joins TDP

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 01:05 IST     

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Mumbai: Man arrested for stealing tomatoes worth Rs 57,000

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 23:53 IST     

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Seven JD(S) MLAs to join Congress on Thursday

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 23:23 IST     

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Panaji (Goa) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): With an aim to boost India-Portugal economic ties, a business hub was inaugurated on Wednesday in Goa's capital Panaji.

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Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:59 IST     

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J-K: LeT top commander killed in encounter in Pulwama

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:03 IST     

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Ayub Lelhari was killed in an encounter on Wednesday with security forces in Kakpora's Banderpora in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

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