“Some Indian media have carried reports about the military buildup and infrastructure building in the area. They are very excited about it,” the ministry said talking about the construction activity in Doklam area
China’s reaction came amid reports that it was building a huge military complex close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Wednesday commented on India’s relations with its neighbours, Pakistan and China. Here’s what he has said.
According to official data accessed by The Indian Express, there were 415 transgressions by Chinese soldiers into the Indian side of the LAC in 2017 — as against 271 transgressions in 2016.
More than the Doklam standoff, Sikkim was gravely affected by the 104-day-long Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal over separate statehood issue
Lt Gen Krishna was speaking about the Doklam standoff that happened earlier this year after the Chinese army tried to build a road in the area claimed by Indian-ally Bhutan.
Swaraj and Wang noted the “challenge it had posed to the relationship” and expressed “satisfaction” that it was resolved with the disengagement of troops at the face-off site through concerted diplomatic communications.
Although the standoff ended eventually through diplomatic means more than two months later, lessons must be learned and efforts must be made to avoid such an incident in the future, said Wang, whose comments were posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website today.
“And then India and China, at a practical level also, neither one has the ability to destroy others.” Dalai Lama also said that both the countries across the border have more than two billions of people together and though they might have differences, they share the Nalanda thoughts.
Mocking Congress Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as a candidate who is “out on bail,” Modi said, “And they had the audacity to release their manifesto promising zero tolerance for corruption.”
Calling the security concerns of India and Bhutan as “indivisible and mutual” — without naming China — President Kovind conveyed deep appreciation for the King’s “personal involvement” and guidance, and the support provided by Bhutan in addressing the Doklam situation.
Xi Jinping’s comments assume significance in the backdrop of the recent military standoff between India and China in Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector.
Despite of repeated attempts to establish a peace, India should prepare itself to tackle the state sponsored terrorism, Virendra Gupta said as he sought a multi fold increase in investments in intelligence to counter the terrorism by India.
The ministry officials said that it was the standoff between the two countries in Bhutan’s Dokalam area between June 16 and August 28 this year that seems to have derailed the project.
On the Dokalam stand-off, V K Singh said he was thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for finding a diplomatic solution to the issue.