Doklam standoff: India deploys more troops along China border in Sikkim, Arunachal, says report

Doklam standoff: India and China have been locked in a standoff in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector since June 16 after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 11, 2017 10:31 pm
 doklam standoff, sikkim standoff, india-china relations, india-china war, indian army, chinese army, arunachal pradesh, indian express Doklam standoff: The Sukna-based 33 Corps as well as 3 and 4 corps based in Arunachal and Assam have been entrusted the task to protect the sensitive Sino-India border in the eastern theatre.

With China intensifying its bellicose tone amid the ongoing Doklam standoff, India has deployed more troops along the entire stretch of its border with China in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors, senior government officials said. According to PTI, the officials said that the “caution level” among the troops has also been raised. “The troop level along the border with China in the Sikkim and Arunachal sectors has been increased,” said the officials on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information.

The move to increase the deployment along the nearly 1,400-km Sino-India border from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh was taken after conducting a detailed analysis of the situation, the officials said.

The Sukna-based 33 Corps as well as 3 and 4 corps based in Arunachal and Assam have been entrusted the task to protect the sensitive Sino-India border in the eastern theatre. However, the officials declined to give any figures or percentage of increased deployment citing their inability to disclose “operational details.”

The officials also ruled out enhancing troops at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in Doklam where around 350 army personnel are holding on to their position since June 16 when they stopped Chinese troops from constructing a road near the disputed region. Both Bhutan and China have competing claims over the region.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had stated that both sides should first pull back their troops before any talks would take place and advocated a peaceful resolution of the border standoff. Meanwhile, China has been demanding immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam.

With PTI inputs 

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    daffadsf
    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:35 am
    If China on the excuse of supports Pakistan's territorial sovereignty over Kashmir,Attack the Indian army,OR send troops into the Kashmir area, HOW does Indian public think? That is Indian Govment and Modi's army use the same excuse doing in the Doklam!!!!
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      Ramesh Nittoor
      Aug 12, 2017 at 11:55 am
      China has not understood the relationship between India and Pakistan. As democracy deepens in Pakistan, it will be progressively closer to India. Already the security establishment of Pakistan has begun to see through the game and serious questions are being raised about viability of Chinese projects and opportunity costs of not opening to India. Pakistan has realized that to grow their economy faster it is more important to open up to India, than China. A day is not far, when India and Pakistan together shall throw China out of Aksai Chin and other parts of J an K state.That bogus conjecture will never work for Pakistan is also a legal civil democracy, with rule of law, it will not invite China, instead is committed to negotiate with India. There are some adventurous military planners in Pakistan who run terror operations, but these folks do not reflect the will of people of Pakistan. The Communist dictators can not figure the cu rural vibes between nations in the subcontinent.
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      BBC
      Aug 12, 2017 at 8:27 am
      China is the largest trading partner of the United States (but the United States is only China's second largest trading partner), China is Russia's largest trading partner (but Russia is only China's 11th largest trading partner), China is Germany, England,France,Japan, Korea etc. largest Trading partners, China also India's largest trading partner,but India is only China's 20th largest trading partner(Less than Iran is China's 19th largest trading partner ), China is now the world's top superpower, Europe and the United States and Russia for India Offended China? It is impossible!will sacrifice huge economic profit (will lead to a large number of people unemployed, the ruling party will step down),In addition,American soldiers life More than the Indian black dog life worth 10,000 times,Indian IQ 82 is too low, can not understand the real idea of the American and Europeans and Russian etc.
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        Ramesh Nittoor
        Aug 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm
        No doubt Chinese progress has been remarkable. But it is still a middle income nation and a long way to go before it becomes a developed nation. If Chinese act in a non-peaceful way, a cold war can start. If a cold war starts China could go the Soviet Union way and its currency collapse due to flight of capital and rampant corruption. The key balancing factor for China is India, but only if it remains non-aligned and in BRICKS. So it is in the interest of China to see risks ahead and Indian decency as well as principled stand taken by India. Hot words in Chinese media can be ignored and India has the maturity to forgive such intemperance. It is in interest of China to appear reasonable and accept Bhutanese and Indian sensitivities as worth respecting to build mutual trust. If India boycotts BRICS, China will be on slippery path.
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        BBC
        Aug 12, 2017 at 8:26 am
        China is the largest trading partner of the United States (but the United States is only China's second largest trading partner), China is Russia's largest trading partner (but Russia is only China's 11th largest trading partner), China is Germany, England,France,Japan, Korea etc. largest Trading partners, China also India's largest trading partner,but India is only China's 20th largest trading partner(Less than Iran is China's 19th largest trading partner ), China is now the world's top superpower, Europe and the United States and Russia for India Offended China? It is impossible!will sacrifice huge economic profit (will lead to a large number of people unemployed, the ruling party will step down),In addition,American soldiers life More than the Indian black dog worth 10,000 times,Indian IQ 82 is too low, can not understand the real idea of the American and Europeans and Russian etc.
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          Prem
          Aug 12, 2017 at 6:14 am
          This time China with India war, China is ready to come up with GDP 20percent to military spending,total 2.4 trillion US dollars (equivalent to the sum of India's GDP), China Will produce 20 thousand aircraft, 20 thousand tanks,100 thousand cannon,100 thousand rocket , 5 million troops, killing all Indians, hahaha
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            Prem
            Aug 12, 2017 at 6:13 am
            China Weapon all Made in china,Chinese arms dealers make big money,And to solve the employment of 3 million China military enterprises,India Weapon all Buy the import。In addition, China is the world's third largest exporter of weapons, India is the world's largest importer of weapons, China's steel production accounted for 65 percent of the world (India accounted for 1.5 percent), China can produce all kinds of weapons do not need foreign exchange, India itself can not produce Weapons, can only use foreign exchange to buy weapons
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              p g
              Aug 12, 2017 at 6:06 am
              India should send out strong powerful statements like North Korea does. Just giving such statements in simple language does not frighten the enemy, Strong words only work in such situations. Follow North Korea in giving statements.threateningly.
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                Zhao
                Aug 12, 2017 at 6:41 am
                Firstly, India is out of Doklam in any view, even as you said Doklam is a disputed land, but the dispute is between China with Bhutan, not with India, right? So, how can India be strong in this event? What India is doing is just for standing up to support little brother like a Mafia boss, but you should not forget who is standing in front. Right?
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                BM
                Aug 12, 2017 at 5:02 am
                What's about security of western border from Kalapani to Ladakh ? China may, by invading India, divert US attention from North Korea. India must be very careful about enemy within, while China is on the brink of invading India, Italian and her brown d gs are conspiring to bring down government. Why medis swept under carpet the secret meeting of babua with Chinese ambassador ? Since then, China's behavior has hardened, what he promised China, Doklam or Arunachal ?
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                  Ramesh Nittoor
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 4:49 am
                  The escalation of words seems to have entered third round now. GT Editorial writes ---------- China is also capable of influencing how India is perceived by these countries. It's time for India's hegemony in South Asia to come to an end. ------- China has copied Trumpian postruth playbook, and their military might and purse strings shall enable them to shape the perceptions of SAARC nations. The only way India can cope is get past the crony capitalism stage and build an open economic architecture PM Modi has promised. Two immediate constraints are liquidating NPAs and second on is transparent funding of political parties and elections. The focus on spending limits has reduced those laws to a farce. Unless law making becomes real, and only laws which can be realistically adhered to, are made in all economic law making domain, getting past crony capitalism is impossible. Hopefully real threat from China shall make Indian money related laws real, and thereby make politicians credible.
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                    Ramesh Nittoor
                    Aug 12, 2017 at 11:43 am
                    FM has announced last month that party and election funding would be the next major reform. This when done, is likely to establish Indian democracy as a far superior development delivery mechanism than Chinese communism.
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