Opinion | Why Are India & China Eyeball-To-Eyeball In The Himalayas?

The standoff between India and China continued at the Dolam or Doklam plateau for the 21st day, with troops of the two armies arrayed against each other at a “civil distance”, awaiting a diplomatic resolution of the dispute, official sources told The Indian Express. Sources said that the dispute remains “localised”, with no movement of Chinese troops detected in any other disputed sector on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. They added that around 100 Indian soldiers are deployed in the disputed area, and have pitched tents there.