China’s state funded website Global times warned that Beijing will fight if India decides to send troops to the crisis-hit Maldives.
“Without U.N. empowerment, there would be no righteous cause for any armed force to intervene. China will not interfere in the internal affairs of the Maldives, but that does not mean that Beijing will sit idly by as New Delhi breaks the principle. If India one-sidedly sends troops to the Maldives, China will take action to stop New Delhi,” said the Global Times daily.
It also said that India should not underestimate China’s opposition to unilateral military intervention.
The daily has written that India and China already has issues and should not make Maldives an issue. It said that Beijing does not want to exacerbate tensions with India over the Maldives issue.
“It [the Maldives development] should not become another problem [between China and India],” as quoted by an official source with The Hindu.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang quoted Foreign Minister Wang Yi that China will not interfere in the internal affairs of Maldives.
China has also opened the gates of Kailash Mansrovar through Nathu La in Sikkim for religious visit. The talks after Doklam standoff ended has got some really good results as of now. But China is back to writing negative things about Indian armed forces in their newspapers and news websites.
Even Indian special forces are waiting orders for any operation in Maldives again.