Indian media silence on Doklam has worked, says Navy chief

Admiral Sunil Lanba was speaking at a seminar on "social media and the armed forces"

August 29, 2017 12:33 pm | Updated 01:42 pm IST - New Delhi

Admiral Sunil Lanba

Admiral Sunil Lanba

India's media campaign of maintaining silence during the Doklam standoff with China has worked for us, said Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday.

"They [Chinese] have used a media campaign where they have been shrill in their comments. We have used it in a different way, where we kept quiet. It has worked for us," Adm Lanba said in response to questions from the media on the sidelines of a seminar on "social media and the armed forces" organised by the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies.

However, Adm Lanba declined to comment on the standoff that had just ended and referred to the statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

On Monday, India and China announced disengagement from the standoff site, ending the 73-day standoff at Doklam near the India-Bhutan-China trijunction after diplomatic parleys.

The move came a week before the BRICS summit in China where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend.

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