The Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said that China is India’s enemy and not Pakistan. He made this statement during the proceedings of the Lok Sabha at the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Wednesday when the Doklam standoff issue was raised. "Pakistan cannot harm us. It cannot harm India. Our enemy is China and not Pakistan.
He further claimed that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with Pakistan and asked the government to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and support its independence.
"Today, India has immense threat from China. China is conspiring against India, taking Pakistan under its fold. I have been informed that China has installed nuclear bomb on Pakistani soil. China has prepared fully to attack India,” Yadav said in the Lok Sabha.
Raising the matter in the Lok Sabha against the backdrop of tension between India and China, he asked the government to inform Parliament what it has done to meet any likely challenge from the neighbouring country.
On the ongoing standoff between China and India at Doklam, Yadav said that it is India’s responsibility to protect Bhutan and Sikkim from foreign incursions. "Protecting Bhutam and Sikkim is our responsibility. China is our enemy, not Pakistan,” he said.
Yadav said India's stand on Tibet, a reference to its acceptance that the region was part of China, was a "mistake" and the time has come to support Tibet's independence as it had been a traditional buffer between the two big nations.
"Today, India faces huge threat from China. The country is taking Pakistan under its clutches and is planning something disastrous against India,” Yadav was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.