1. Now, India, China tussle starts over Bhutan border

Now, India, China tussle starts over Bhutan border

Tension between India and China escalated after troops of both the countries faced off over road construction on the borders of a 269-sq km plateau in Bhutan.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 10:28 AM
china, beijing, india, bhutan, bhutan clash, india china relationship, india news, china news, bhutan news, bhutan clash news, arunachal pradesh Tension between India and China escalated after troops of both the countries faced off over road construction on the borders of a 269-sq km plateau in Bhutan.

Tension between India and China escalated after troops of both the countries faced off over road construction on the borders of a 269-sq km plateau in Bhutan, according to Indian Express report. China claimed this area as its own. Border conflict has always affected Sino-India relationship and two countries were yet to resolve issues pertaining to Arunachal Pradesh. But the recent face-off was being considered as worst crisis in relations between two economic superpowers, the report says

The clash on the Doklam plateau assumed significance which overlooks the strategic Chumbi Valley, Indian diplomatic sources told IE. The clash involved troops serving with India’s Brigade-sized mission at Ha. Ha is a formation meant to train Bhutan’s armed forces, it says. A senior official has said that Chinese were very upset by India’s move as in spite of having a presence along the Bhutan-China border, New Delhi never acted like this before, the report says.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat will visit Sikkim today to take stock of operational matters and interact with top commanders in the formation headquarters. Bhutan’s ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel said that his country had issued a demarche to China over the construction of a road towards its Army camp in Zomplri area of Doklam. He also asked Beijing to restore status quo by stopping work immediately, as per PTI report.

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On the other hand, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that it was reported that the incidents happened at Donglong which is part of the disputed territory between China and Bhutan. Asserting that China’s construction is a legitimate activity, he said that if India wanted to raise an issue about it, New Delhi should know that the region doesn’t belong to India and neither does it belong to Bhutan. Lu claimed Indian troops crossed the boundary on the Sikkim side into Chinese territory.

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    sangos
    Jun 29, 2017 at 11:15 am
    Include AKSAI CHIN in your report NOW!
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    1. Nrasimha Prakash
      Jun 29, 2017 at 10:56 am
      China with their expansionist motive has become another rogue country. The best thing that India can do is to curtain cheap imports from China. As citizens of our country we should stop using the cheap Chinese goods. We have lived for ages without chinese goods and we can continue to do so.
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