1. Sikkim standoff at Doklam: China warns India, says shaking PLA tougher than moving a mountain

Sikkim standoff at Doklam: China warns India, says shaking PLA tougher than moving a mountain

Sikkim standoff at Doklam: China today sent a stern message to India as the tension between New Delhi and Beijing over the border is escalating day by day.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 24, 2017 11:16 AM
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Sikkim standoff at Doklam: China today sent a stern message to India as the tension between New Delhi and Beijing over the border is escalating day by day. Chinese defence ministry has asserted that shaking a mountain is easy but shaking the People’s Liberation Army is hard. Underlining that its military would continue to increase focused deployments and drills, a government official said that Narendra Modi government should not leave things to luck and not harbour any unrealistic illusions, according to Reuters report. Notably, India and China share a 3,500-km border. Last month, China claimed that India troops had crossed into Doklam, an area which is claimed by the neighbouring as its own Donglang region.

Notably, New Delhi had categorically told China that construction of the road near their common border would have serious security implications. On the other hand, China has maintained that withdrawal of Indian army would only resolve the situation, the report says. “We strongly urge India to take practical steps to correct its mistake, cease provocations, and meet China halfway in jointly safeguarding the border region’s peace and tranquillity,” Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told media.

Meanwhile, during a speech in Parliament over the issue, External Affairs Minister had reacted strongly against China’s claim. Swaraj had said that China intends to unilaterally change the status of the Sikkim tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India’s security. While informing the Parliament that other countries of the world are supporting India on the issue, Swaraj also referred to the written agreement between India, China and Bhutan in 2012 that the three nations will together decide on the boundaries at the tri-junction point.

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According to Swaraj, China had been constructing roads in the area earlier also but now they have brought in bulldozers and excavators. “Their (China’s) intention was to reach the tri-junction so that they can unilaterally end the status of the tri-junction. It was only then that India came into the picture. “If China unilaterally changes the tri-junction point, then India’s security is challenged,” she said, adding Bhutan has also protested in writing to China on this issue.

  1. Kushal Kumar
    Jul 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    This Vedic astrology writer's alerts for more care and appropriate strategy for India during year 2017 in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October - November 2016. While covering August -September or near about in year 2017 for India , the alert prediction reads like this : " AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA". The place of India was indicated to be northern part like Leh Ladakh, which has come out to be somewhat indicative. This was with specific context of India only. Similar major worrisome concerns in the global context were expressed in this writer's article of 16 May 2017 - " Is World War III round the corner ?" - published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida.
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    1. Kushal Kumar
      Jul 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm
      This Vedic astrology writer's alerts for more care and appropriate strategy for India during year 2017 in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September" were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October - November 2016. While covering August -September or near about in year 2017 for India , the alert prediction reads like this : " AUGUST-SEPTEMBER OR NEAR ABOUT LOOKS TO BE PRESENTING WAR OR BIG TERROR , COULD ALSO BE THROUGH SEA". The place of India was indicated to be northern part like Leh Ladakh, which has come out to be somewhat indicative. This was with specific context of India only. Similar major worrisome concerns in the global context were expressed in this writer's article of 16 May 2017 - " Is World War III round the corner ?" - published in the Summer (June) 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly print Newsletter from North Port , Florida.
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