Yoga guru Baba Ramdev criticized China over the ongoing military impasse on the Doklam Plateau and described India as a self-contented country that could take on China under any circumstances.
He said, “India is today a self-contented country with sufficient arms, ammunitions, and army to fight against China. They cannot threaten or harm our nation under any circumstances. Even after China accumulating blood, dollars, weapons and whatsoever.”
To which he further said that, how can China threaten the nation, when the world knows that India has one of the largest markets and the fact that China can generate almost Rupees.20 lakh crores of business and earn a profit of approximately Rupees. 5 lakh crores, which is almost half of the revenue earned by the Centre. And then added, “I think India must strongly take on China and compel them to bend at their knees. It can suppress weak countries of the globe, but a country like India is not going to be curbed by these threats, and neither can China compete with India at any level.”
Earlier he had even asked to boycott of Chinese goods. “All the Indians who feel for their country should boycott Chinese goods immediately. Indians should strictly ban the purchase of Chinese products this will decrease their market in our country and they would be compelled to step back.”
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) August 15, 2017
India, China and Bhutan are locked in a standoff on the Doklam Plateau since June 16 this year, following an attempt by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to extend a road that previously terminated at Doka La towards the Bhutan Army camp at Zornpelri near the Jampheri Ridge, two kilometers to the south. That ridge, viewed as the border by China but as wholly within Bhutan by both Bhutan and India, extends eastward approaching India’s highly-strategic Siliguri corridor. On 18 June, Indian troops apparently crossed into the territory in dispute between China and Bhutan in an attempt to prevent the road construction.