Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Doklam standoff: Japan throws its weight behind India

Chinese news agency slams India over border dispute Indian troops foil China's incursion bid along Ladakh lake
Kenny Thornton | 18 August, 2017, 09:24

These boats are said to be as good as Chinese vessels.

Reuters reports that India is making moves to "check China's advance into sensitive sectors", including its power transmission and telecommunications industries. The punching and stone-throwing supposedly ceased after 30 minutes, with troops from both sides retreating to their original positions.

All the officers spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

New Delhi said it sent its troops because Chinese military activity in Doklam, near the trijunction of the borders of India, China and Bhutan, was a threat to the security of its own northeast region, especially in Sikkim.

Referring to the month-long standoff in the Doklam Plateau, an editorial piece in Global Times said, "India is so narrow-minded that it believes a road along the border can determine the strategic posture between China and India".

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for reviving strife-torn Kashmir's so-called "heaven on earth" reputation. The entrepreneurs participating in deliberations include Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

In portraying seven examples of alleged mistakes made by New Delhi in the border standoff, the video mocked India's concern about Chinese road construction in the disputed zone , which it likened to a man "building a path in his garden".

The website of New Delhi-based English weekly India Today quoted a report by the Indian military intelligence, which said the use of stones was unprecedented and appeared meant to heighten tension without using lethal weapons.

The Army Chief's visit to Ladakh comes days after Indian border guards foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of Pangong lake in Ladakh. By advancing into a sensitive India-controlled territory in Kashmir on the anniversary of Indian independence, Beijing appears to be needling New Delhi, registering disdain for India's territorial claims while proving that China can go wherever it pleases.

The host accuses India of being a "bad neighbour", saying that Doklam has been internationally recognised as a "part of China".

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