She also said that the government is not just negotiating on Doklam, but is also talking on the bilateral relations with China. As far as economic strength is concerned, China is one of the leading countries among major contributors and economic partners. In the last few days, the Chinese rhetoric has become increasingly noisier, with even its defense ministry issuing warnings to India. We could be in a full-scale war with China within a month. If the Modi government takes China's goodwill for weakness, its recklessness will only lead to devastation.
Nepal also shares two tri-junction areas with India and China, one of which, the Lipulekh pass, has been the cause of bitter acrimony between Nepal and India, after the latter made a decision to use it as a Sino-Indian trade route in 2015. Its embassy in India briefed the Nepal counterparts a day ago. And that the statements indicate a seriousness that India would be well advised not to ignore.
"We have been saying it loud and clear, both to China and to the global environment, that India is a peace loving country".
Asked about China's claim of India reducing its troops from 400 to 48 in Doklam, the MEA spokesman refused to say how many Indian troops were there at Doklam, calling it an operational matter. India said its troops were attempting to urge the Chinese forces not to change the status quo and that any construction would have "serious security implications for India".
"The PLA did not strike in the past month when Indian troops savagely trespassed into Chinese territory".
It is a war with an obvious result.
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Calling for the "immediate and unconditional" withdrawal of Indian troops, it warned Beijing would "take all necessary measures" to safeguard its interests. "If a war spreads, the [army] is perfectly capable of annihilating all Indian troops in the border region", the daily said.
So why hasn't the PLA started?
"India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences".
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"The Modi government's hard line stance is sustained by neither laws nor strength. This administration is recklessly breaking worldwide norms and jeopardizing India's national pride and peaceful development", the article said.
What happened on June 18? While Zhanwu reiterated that Doklam is "Chinese territory".
The main focus of the dispute is the Dong Lang area. It argued that since the boundary between the two neighbours at Sikkim Sector had already been delimited by the 1890 convention between United Kingdom and China, the bilateral mechanism led by the Special Representatives had no scope to discuss the current face-off, reports Deccan Herald.
If a war is to break out in the two theatres, which he predicted will begin very soon, it will see the USA and India on one side and China on the other. "India considers that peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas is an important pre-requisite for smooth development of our bilateral relations with China", New Delhi's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday evening. Either side shall strictly abide by the boundary which shall not be violated.
China and India share a 3,500-km (2,175-mile) frontier, large parts of which are disputed. Mount Ji Mu Ma Zhen is the eastern starting point of the China-India boundary in the Sikkim Sector and it is also the boundary tri-junction between China, India and Bhutan.
"If China backs down now, India may be emboldened to make more trouble in the future", it added. Matters concerning the boundary tri-junction have nothing to do with this incident.
Both Doval and Yang are Special Representatives of the two countries in the boundary talks. A source with ties to the military, who spoke recently to a senior Chinese officer involved in the stand off, said China has no appetite for conflict with India but could not be seen to be weak.
To cross a delimited boundary and enter the territory of a neighboring country on the grounds of so-called "security concerns", for whatever activities, runs counter to the basic principles of global law and basic norms governing worldwide relations. China and India have been engaged in talks on a framework for boundary settlement since 2005.
China has repeatedly called on India to withdraw its forces.
The Doklam standoff (and Bhutan in turn) has turned into yet another flashpoint of power play between the two giants.