Everyday life disrupted as India-China standoff over Doklam continues

Remember 1962 withdraw troops China warns India

China and Pakistan officials reportedly bypassed India and met with Bhutan counterparts on two occasions to discuss Dokalam dispute recently. A process of pull back by both sides was agreed upon.

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang reiterated that no talks would be held with India until it withdrew troops from Doklam.

She told the Rajya Sabha that while China was saying India should withdraw its troops from Doklam for negotiations to begin, India is saying that both countries should withdraw their troops. "Perhaps, China did not anticipate such a reaction from India", added Saran. This is the sacred wish and request of the Chinese people.

Basit met the Chinese ambassador on Wednesday and is likely to meet the Bhutanese ambassador soon, top diplomatic sources told the Times of India. Apart from its treaty commitment to protect Bhutan, India is seriously concerned about any Chinese move into the area, as it would pose a serious security threat to its vital lines of communication across its eastern and northeastern borders.

"Lastly, we must say that the later India withdraws troops, the greater the risk that it will face from a military counteraction and the more clout it will lose politically". The editorial asked India to "abandon the long-term fantasy" of the Doklam area. The meeting is significant since China is trying to drum up support in its favour from several countries. There was no outward sign of any discomfort over the standoff at Doko-La. The author also noted that it can severely damage the relations between the two nations if an agreement is not achieved between the two sides at the meeting. Though most agree that no one wants a conflict, the possibility of such an outcome can not be totally ruled out.

The Indian soldiers deployed in the disputed area have pitched in tents, in an indication that they are unlikely to retreat unless there was reciprocity from China's PLA personnel in ending the face-off at an altitude of around 10,000 feet in the Sikkim section. China has also similarly coerced a number of neighbours on its land borders.


CHINA'S state-sponsored daily has pointed out in an analytical piece that election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fuelled the country's nationalist sentiments pushing it to war with China.

Further, according to other reports from Beijing, former Chinese consulate general in Mumbai Liu Youfa was quoted as telling an English TV channel in China that Indian troops in Doklam have three options.

"Don't expect flexibility till the party Congress is over". That is widely regarded by observers as crucial for Xi, for it would determine if he is accepted as China's unchallenged leader by his colleagues in the Communist party. It was only then that India came into the picture.

However, if that is one way for Xi to consolidate his position, that strategy is a double-edged sword, containing no surety of a positive outcome.

Given the intractable problem that the Doklam standoff is turning out to be, a lot depends on Xi's choice of resolving the matter.

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