P D Rai

P D Rai is a second-term Member of Parliament from Sikkim, from the Sikkim Democratic Party. He tweets @PremDasRai

Articles By P D Rai

Why is Sikkim’s merger with India being questioned by China?

Three weeks into the Doklam standoff, Sikkim wants its domestic issues – many of them near the Chicken’s Neck area – to be resolved expeditiously. The Chinese are aware of the region’s strategic importance. Pressing southward and taking control of the Chumbi Valley – where the Chogyal once lived -- cannot be allowed at any cost.