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India will have to "pay dearly" for its stubbornness, warns Chinese media

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

Accusing of playing the card against China, state-run Global Times on Friday warned this move will only end up in "paying dearly for it".

The recent tensions amid and come as announced its decision to rename six places in the Indian state of which considers to be a disputed territory. protested this 'illegal' move.

It has been speculated that China's decision was triggered over its fury of allowing the 14th in the border region earlier this month.

The Global Times in an article on Friday said, "Putting the into its toolbox against is another trick played by lately. New Delhi would be too ingenuous to believe that the region belongs to India simply because the Dalai Lama says so. India seems to have become trapped in its stubbornness to measure its strength with China."

The article said that territorial disputes cannot be settled by comparing which side is stronger or which country has more leverage, adding it is time for India to do some serious thinking over why China announced the standardized names in South Tibet at this time.

"Playing the Dalai Lama card is never a wise choice for New Delhi. If India wants to continue this petty game, it will only end up in paying dearly for it," it added.

The article also claimed that South Tibet is historically part of China and the name of the places there is part of the local ethnic culture, adding it is legitimate for the Chinese Government to standardize the names of the places.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 18:22 IST