The Chinese government has criticized India for describing Beijing as a threat to their national security.
China has condemned the Indian government’s negative attitudes towards Beijing and protested to Delhi over Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat’s remarks that said Beijing constitutes the “biggest security threat”, the Ministry of Defence said in Beijing on Thursday.
Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Sr. Col Wu Qian told an online media briefing: “Indian officials speculate on the so-called ‘Chinese military threat’ for no reason, which is a serious violation of the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries that China and India ‘do not constitute a threat to each other, and incites geopolitical confrontation, is irresponsible and dangerous.”
According to the statement posted on the defense ministry’s website, Sr. Col Wu was responding to a question on the reported comments by Gen. Rawat recently “stating that the biggest security threat to India is China. There is a lack of ‘trust’ between India and China in resolving the border dispute, and ‘suspicion’ is growing. What is China’s comment on this?”
“We express our firm opposition to this. We are firmly opposed to this and have made solemn representations to the Indian side,” Sr Col Wu affirmed.
It’s worth mentioning that China and India have been locked in a border dispute since May 2020. After a while, another fight broke out between troops on either side as soldiers beat each other with blunt instruments. Some 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers died.