China wont risk war despite its angry rhetoric during Doklam face off

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The stand-off emerged after Chinese troops were stopped by the Indian Army from construction roads in the Doklam border.

This time, however, worldwide observers are concerned that "a solution that allows both sides to "save face" is not immediately visible", says Indian Express.

The most significant of such incidents occurred in October 1966, when Bhutan accused Chinese troops of intruding into the Doklam region. I am a soldier, I will try my best to protect territorial integrity.

We saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to the United States irrespective of the Democratic or Republic leadership in power and the driving force behind the open arms and bear hugs has been simple to understand: To put enough diplomatic pressure on enemies like Pakistan and China.

The visit included a rare demonstration of combat skills of the PLA troops before the Indian media.

The Congress spokesperson also questioned the Modi governments' logic behind scrapping the proposal of the UPA government to raise a Mountain Division force. India, meanwhile, maintains that the Chinese construction work was done without consultation with Bhutan thereby changing the status quo and violating the understanding on tri-junction boundary points.

Concluding with a Chinese proverb, the piece ends, "He who stirs up trouble should end it, as a Chinese proverb goes".

China urged India to immediately pull back the trespassing troops to the Indian side of the boundary and called on them to swiftly address the situation in a proper manner to restore peace and tranquility in the border region, Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson for the defense ministry said in a statement posted on its website late Thursday night. "We will take appropriate action when it is necessary". "It also lacks strength compared with China". USA expert analysis raises eyebrows!

The executive of the firm also said that Chinese companies have employed many such firms to do similar surveys across multiple cities.

About 11,000 troops are stationed at the garrison.

While we are yet to witness anything of this nature happening on the scene, the off-the-scene nature of China-Bhutan relations has certainly left India, as one commentator put it, "guessing about the state of play of China-Bhutan dialogue".

Desai did not consider the Doklam standoff a mere India-China issue but rather equated it to the geo-political tensions across the globe, primarily in the South China Sea.

Earlier this week, while addressing the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj had said India will "keep patience to resolve the issue and will be engaging with China to resolve the dispute".

Global times, which is known for its hoarse stance on India and it's policies, also reasoned that 1962, had also seen cold war between U.S. and Russian Federation, however, in this regard, "Beijing and Washington were engaged in hostility and China's relations with the Soviet Union had begun to chill".

For nearly two months, India has maintained its military presence in the Doklam area, a place recognized by both India and the worldwide community as part of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Chinese sovereign territory.

India denies any military build-up and says its troops are there as part of its 2007 treaty with Bhutan committing the two nations to support one another's national security interests, says The Hindu.

"We have all the legitimate rights to construct the road in Chinese territory", he said.

Thirdly, India must recognise that the face-off is in Bhutanese territory, and the rules of engagement could be different from those of previous India-China bilateral clashes - at Depsang and Demchok in the western sector, for example.