Doklam standoff: China says India misleading, demands withdrawal to 'avoid worse situation'
00:21, Jul 6, 2017
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The Doklam plateau on which the dispute erupted lies at a junction between the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, Bhutan and China. "The Indian military can choose to return to its territory with dignity or be kicked out of the area by Chinese soldiers". "Jaitley is right that the India of 2017 is different from that of 1962 - India will suffer greater losses than in 1962 if it incites military conflicts", read the piece. "India is acting shamelessly before the worldwide community", it said.
Former Indian ambassador to Beijing C.V. Ranganathan said that Doklam is a strategically important area that can provide access to the vital Siliguri corridor - also known as the "Chicken Neck" - that connects India's northeast with the rest of the country.
However, according to the Chinese officials, Indian border guards have obstructed "normal activities" on the Chinese side by opposing the road construction.
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It's unlikely Beijing would want to risk an accidental skirmish with India, let alone a full-fledged war similar to that in 1962 - particularly in the midst of North Korean missile tests and diplomatic tension on multiple fronts over maritime borders. "There is no dispute between our countries that Doklam belongs to China", he said. When India incorporated Sikkim as a state in 1975, China had said that they would never recognise this merger.
The editorial in The Global Times also said that India will suffer "greater losses" than it did after the Indo-China war in 1962 if it gets into border clashes with China.
China appeared frustrated that India refused to sign on this year to its continent-wide "One Belt, One Road" infrastructure initiative, which includes a component in Pakistan and a part of Kashmir that is contested by India.
India's external affairs ministry says the country is "deeply concerned" at the developments, adding that constructing the road would represent a significant change to the status quo, which would have serious security implications for India.
It's been a month that both neighbouring nations have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction, after a Chinese Army construction party came to build a road there.
The daily asked Chinese firms operating in the retail and consumer electronics sector in India to take precautions against possible "boycotts" and ensure the "personal safety" of Chinese workers if the border tension worsens.
The Indian military was quoted by Indian media as saying that more troops have been deployed there in a non-combative mode. "We will work together with Bhutan through friendly negotiations and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas", he said.
China's bellicose position, coupled with a sharp escalation of threatening rhetoric, is consistent with its recent posturing over territorial and geostrategic issues. Bhutan also claims the area as a part of its territory.
They have also described the situation as "worryingly tense".
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