Sikkim Standoff May Escalate Into 'War' : Chinese Experts

India-China War Again? More Tension At Sikkim Border, Beijing Warns Indian Army To Withdraw From Doka La

India-China War Again? More Tension At Sikkim Border, Beijing Warns Indian Army To Withdraw From Doka La

At a diplomatic level, India has told China that such construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India.

"In order to cover up the illegal entry of Indian border troops, they distort the facts", Geng said.

The crisis erupted last week as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting Washington to meet US President Donald Trump and further expand the anti-China alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and American imperialism.

Noteworthy that India and China are part of a G20 Summit in Germany later this week.

The Indian and Chinese troops had a face-off at Doklam or Donglong, a disputed territory between China and Bhutan.

LAC is the 4,056 km-long boundary separating Indian territory from Chinese-controlled territory. "The action taken by India is a betrayal of the position taken by the Indian governments", Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a media briefing. "In fact, it is the Indian side that has ignored global law and seriously interfered with China's construction activities".

China has accused India of obstructing the construction of a road, which India claims lays in its territory.

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"With the conflict at Nathula and Daggi in September and October 1967 respectively reaching a peak, when the Indian side assigned its No 112 mountain infantry brigade and No 17 artillery brigade to attack Chinese troops stationed at Nathula mountain pass on the China-Sikkim border. For America, the weapons deal will not only reap enormous monetary gains from India, but also strengthen India's advantage in the Indo-Pacific region to check China", the article in the Global Times said.

In the wake of India's concern over the construction of the road, the Chinese government on Sunday cancelled a trip of Indian journalists to Tibet; which is a tradition where Indian journalists travel to Tibet at the invitation of the Chinese government. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

Furthermore, in reply to the statement of Indian Defense Minister, Wang Dehua, a professor at the Shanghai Municipal Centre for International Studies while interacting with the media was quoted saying that "China is also different from what it was in 1962".

In 2012, the special representatives of India and China had worked out a written understanding that "tri-junction boundary points between India, China and third countries will be finalized in consultation with the concerned countries".

Ties between China and India have always been frosty as a result of long-term territorial disputes, as well as Beijing's support of Pakistan. "He is right in saying that India in 2017 is different from 1962, just like India, China is also different". "The gap between the militaries of China and India today is even bigger than in 1962, and I hope India can keep calm for its own good", Hu remarked. "That surely can not be good for India's elusive pursuit of regional primacy".

The naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal comes at a time when the China's People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Navy is steadily expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean region.

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