Jaishankar gave a befitting reply to ‘Manmohan policy’ on China’s threat on Taiwan
India has given a befitting reply to China’s threats regarding One China Policy. China’s heavily indebted countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have openly supported the ‘One China Policy’ after the Taiwan crisis, while India has not made any statement on the entire issue. Not only this, China tried to create an atmosphere in the world through its ‘economic slaves’ like Pakistan and got open support of ‘One China Policy’. India dashed the hopes of China. At the same time, India has not criticized China like the G7 countries, given the sensitive issue of border talks.
According to a report in The Hindu, India has not made any statement in support of the ‘One China Policy’ for the past decade in view of the threat of the Chinese dragon. It is being told that India has been very careful not to make any statement in this whole matter. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the ASEAN event but did not make any statement on the Taiwan crisis. Officials and experts say that India has deliberately not made any statement on the Taiwan issue. In view of the tension between the US and Taiwan in this whole matter, India has saved itself from any dispute.
India stops mentioning ‘One China Policy’
India has not mentioned the ‘One China Policy’ even once since 2010. On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the ASEAN-India summit and met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, foreign ministers of Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Jaishankar described the meeting as a warm one. He said that Corona, terrorism, cyber security, Ukraine and Myanmar were discussed in this conversation. He made no mention of the situation in Taiwan. On India’s silence, a former Indian official said, “India’s complete silence on the Taiwan situation is probably the best answer.”
India has been following the One China policy since 1949 and has indicated that it does not recognize anyone other than the Beijing government. At the same time, India maintains only trade and cultural relations with Taiwan. Meanwhile, India has stopped mentioning the One China policy in official statements and joint declarations since 2008. In fact, China had started calling Arunachal Pradesh as its territory at that time and started changing the names of many areas of the state. It started issuing stapled visas to Indian citizens of Arunachal and Jammu and Kashmir.
Manmohan government gave a strong answer to China’s nefarious move
India then took a tough step and did not mention the ‘one China policy’ in 2010 joint statements issued after the then Indian PM Manmohan Singh’s meeting with the then Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. At that time it was believed that when China does not understand India’s sensitivity, then why should we repeat the ‘One China Policy’. A retired official said it was not a change in policy but a decision not to repeat One China’s policy. The Manmohan Singh government had clearly said that if China wants India to follow its One China policy, then it will also have to follow the policy of ‘One India’. After this, when the Modi government came in 2014, Sushma Swaraj also continued this strategy against China. Even in the recent Taiwan crisis, India has given a strong message to China by sticking to this policy.