The external affairs ministry’s statement comes as a reaction to recent press reports which claim that the Chinese army continues to maintain a sizable presence in the Doklam area.
Taking a page from our inherent capacity to adjust and be flexible, India should practice a little unemotional pragmatism.
The RSS chief while addressing a crowd in Nagpur spoke on a range of issues including violence in the name of cow protection and the government’s resolution of the Doklam crisis.
If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?
“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
The outcome of the months-long stand-off at Doklam is likely thanks to India’s enormous tactical advantage in the region.
While Bhutan’s statement notably acknowledges India as a part of the dispute, it does not, unlike earlier, mention that China’s road construction was “inside Bhutanese territory.”
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
The Doklam standoff has opened a route to the resolution of the long simmering Himalayan border dispute. Can Modi turn the present draw into a victory?
The Chinese statement made no mention of whether its personnel had been removed and the road construction project ended.
The visit took place after Beijing kept up the official rhetoric on Doklam with the release of a position paper in early August.
Beijing: China today blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards said they had foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to […]
In conversation with Amar Nath Ram, former Indian ambassador to Bhutan, about the background of the Doklam crisis, the China factor and New Delhi’s ties with Thimpu.
Nearly half of India’s weapons, including tanks and artillery guns, have stocks for less than ten days of combat.
Any hostilities will be short and non-conclusive, and will puncture the image of itself that China has built.
There has been no enhancement of troops at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in Doklam; in Nathu La, Indian and Chinese soldiers hold border meeting
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met with Bhutanese foreign minister Damcho Dorji on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting.
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara wants India and China to use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue.
The Chinese official, however, did not provide any evidence for the claim, which varies with Bhutan’s stated position and actions.
The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute.
Andrew Small, an expert on China and its relations with Pakistan and the US discusses the wider context to the ongoing standoff at Doklam.
China has said that it has shown “utmost goodwill” over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its “restraint” has a “bottom line”.
Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems, said the external affairs minister in Parliament on Thursday.
Senior Chinese diplomat also said that though Indian troops levels at the stand-off point are down to 40, “even if there is one single soldier in Doklam, that is a violation of Chinese territory and that is intolerable.”
While acknowledging that India has reduced troops at Doklam, China has released a 15-page document on the current stand off.
Vinod Dua talks about the Rajya Sabha, and the possibility of a war with China and its implications for India.
Last month, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said both sides should first pull back their troops for any talks to take place.
The Modi government must guard against ‘sleepwalking’ into conflict.
As per the official programme, Doval will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow along with fellow top security officials of the BRICS countries.
Bhutan may be a ‘small’ nation but it is as concerned about the sanctity of its territory and way of life as any other sovereign state.
How have the Indian and Chinese media been covering the Doklam standoff?
The CPI(M) cannot remain silent as China seeks to unilaterally re-wire multilateral rules and norms for Asia and beyond.
Today, as two Asian powers face off with Bhutan at the centre of this delicate situation, the outcome will show whether the Asian century has a chance to be a peaceful one, or whether it will replay the violence of the colonial period.
In its weekly press briefing the MEA was reluctant to answer whether Bhutan “formally” asked for India’s intervention before Indian soldiers crossed the border.
Nepal’s position is such that it stands to suffer when India and China get close, and even when they drift apart.
While India has been assertive in protecting interests it considers vital to its security posture in the region, New Delhi remain cagey when it comes to drawing lines on a map.
In the sixth episode of Media Bol, Manoj Joshi and Smita Sharma join Urmilesh to discuss how the media has covered the India-China border issue.
Indian and Chinese troops have entered the fourth week of a stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region, but according to all reports, while they are at close proximity, the situation remains calm at the location.
India-China relations require a fundamental reset and a new scholarly book provides a useful, if indirect, contribution to how we think about the relationship.
Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan, drift away? What caused the crisis in bilateral relations in 2013?