Kumar said that China was expected to share the information in accordance with the existing Expert-Level Mechanism and the MoUs inked in 2013 and 2015, but Beijing "has so far not shared with India any data this year".
This is also why the Chinese side repeated its demands of the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the trespassing Indian troops back to the Indian side of the boundary, it added, emphasizing that it is also prerequisite and basis for resolving the incident.
She said India's unconditional pullback will be the basis for any meaningful dialogue to resolve the crisis, which has plunged ties between two countries to a new low.
Indian and Chinese boat patrols clashed with each other at Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh at 7:30 am near the Finger-6 part of the 135-km long lake, one-third of which is in Indian control and the rest under Chinese control. In recent times, India, Japan and America have conducted joint naval exercises in the region, thus, throwing a strong challenge to China.
"The most significant challenge to India comes from the rise of China, and there is no doubt in my mind that China will seek to narrow India's strategic space by penetrating India's own neighborhood. We encourage both parties to have conversations", it said. In mid-June, Chinese soldiers attempted to construct a motorable road in Doklam which was stopped by their Indian counterparts.
India, which expressed serious concern over the increasing presence of the Chinese fleet in the Indian Ocean (considered as its backyard by New Delhi), received the invitation last week.
The conflict started when the Indian military moved in to defend a road that Chinese officials said was theirs and Indian officials said belonged to Bhutan.
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The Indian troops stopped them from doing so. While the political leadership in both countries have been silent over the stalemate, a trade war is brewing between the two neighbours and has gained popular support in India.
India's intrusion into the Chinese territory under the pretext of Bhutan has not only violated China's territorial sovereignty but also challenged Bhutan's sovereignty and independence, said the People's Daily. It is not that China is eager to form a military alliance with India.
The US has also indicated support for India by tagging the Hizbul Mujahideen and its leader, Syed Salahuddin, as sources of terror, a snub to Pakistan and its benefactor China.
Though there have been instances in the past as well when China has not sent the hydrological data, its act in the present context is seen in the light of the ongoing stand-off in Doklam. Japan had then said that China was escalating the situation unilaterally and it was unacceptable to Tokyo.
"We won't be the first to fire".
Sunil Misra, director-general of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association, said the new rules for power transmission would help local industry and were in line with the limited access China gives to foreigners in its market.