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Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war, says China’s Global Times

New Delhi: China’s state-run Global Times published an article saying, anti-China sentiments are rising in India with an increase of nationalism ever since Mr Narendra Modi has been elected as India’s Prime Minister.

The article published on Wednesday said the election of PM Modi has fueled India’s nationalist sentiments, reports NDTV.

“Nationalist fervour that demands revenge against China has taken root in India since the border war. The election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fuelled the country’s nationalist sentiments,” it reads.

“His government can do nothing if religious nationalism becomes extreme, as shown in its failure to curb violent incidents against Muslims since he came to power in 2014,” it added.

In another article, four days ago, the Global Times said China needs to prepare for the stand-off becoming a long-term situation and more such conflicts can trigger “an all-out confrontation” along the entire Line of Actual Control.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, earlier this week had said China is being ‘unusually aggressive’ in its approach towards the stand-off. While Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that other nations back India in the stand-off.
“India has not said anything unreasonable and all countries are in India’s support,” Swaraj said.