China Planning To Circumvent Indian Army Troop Positions In Doklam: Reports

Even after almost eight months since the standoff between India and China ended, the Doklam issue seems to be far from over. According to a report in Times of India, China’s Peoples’Liberation Army (PLA) is planning a road to circumvent Indian Army positions in the region. Quoting sources, the report suggested that the Chinese are planning to “outflank” Doka La military post of the Indian Army, located on a ridge that dominates the Doklam plateau. The Chinese road and communication equipment are within a radius of 4 km from the Indian Army post. The road could provide another axis to the Chinese to dominate over the narrow and crucial Siliguri corridor.

The reported development comes just weeks after Indian and Chinese diplomats expressed views that the two countries should work together. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had, on March 8 said, “Chinese and Indian leaders have developed a strategic vision for the future of our relations. The Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight each other but dance with each other.” Read More…

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