Tag: Doklam

  • Will keep building infrastructure in Doklam, India should not comment: China

    Will keep building infrastructure in Doklam, India should not comment: China

    By Gaurav Sharma, Beijing : China on Friday said it will keep building infrastructure in Doklam and India has no business to comment on construction activity on Chinese territory. Some satellite images purportedly show massive infrastructure build-up in Doklam, as close as 81 meters to the point of face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in…

  • Indian Army chief’s comments will hurt peace: China

    Indian Army chief’s comments will hurt peace: China

    By Gaurav Sharma, Beijing : China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat’s recent remarks, saying such “unconstructive” comments defy the consensus to maintain peace and would rather hurt it. At a press conference last week, Gen Rawat said it was time India shifted its focus from the western border with Pakistan…

  • Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere?

    Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere?

    By Saeed Naqvi, Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok and Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi taking an interest in the demand for a…

  • Convergence between India and China has diminished: Shyam Saran

    Convergence between India and China has diminished: Shyam Saran

    By Saket Suman, New Delhi : The areas of convergence between India and China are diminishing while those of confrontation have become “more salient”, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran says, adding that New Delhi had “judiciously” handled the two-month standoff on the Doklam plateau. He also says that India and Pakistan had almost come to…

  • Denouement at Doklam: India must take long-term measures

    Denouement at Doklam: India must take long-term measures

    By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd), Accustomed as we are to shrill hyperbole in India’s public discourse, the description of the tense Himalayan face-off as the “incident at Doklam” and its denouement as “expeditious disengagement of border personnel” by the Ministry of External Affairs came across as refreshing examples of phlegmatic understatement. The diplomatic finesse shown…

  • Prevent Doklam-like incidents in future: China tells India

    Prevent Doklam-like incidents in future: China tells India

    By Gaurav Sharma, Beijing : China on Wednesday told India to prevent a repeat of the Doklam standoff in future, with its Foreign Minister Wang Yi advising New Delhi to draw lessons from the border incident. However, Wang also said it was natural for two big nations to have differences, but they needed to set…

  • India, China agree to ‘disengage’ in Doklam

    India, China agree to ‘disengage’ in Doklam

    New Delhi : India and China have agreed to “disengage” in Doklam area in Sikkim sector where the armies of both countries have been on a standoff since the middle of June, sharply escalating tensions. The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said that during bilateral communications, “we were able to express our views…