Modi must not ignore China's threats as Nehru did in 1962


She went on to say that "Bhutanese find it very odd that the Indian border troops are on the Chinese soil", and implied that her views have been gleaned from Bhutanese state media and legal blogs which have "more convincing information".

Highly placed sources in the Government of India told The Assam Tribune that the Government of India is keeping all the diplomatic channels open to resolve the issue peacefully and the Government of Bhutan is also taken into confidence in the process of talks to resolve the issue.

While Doklam standoff continues, India's position and its end result could have large implication on other countries in the region, especially those who have border dispute with China, she noted.

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China has held off going to war in the hope New Delhi would see reason، the state-run Global Times، which has kept up a barrage of hostile commentary، said on Tuesday.

China is yet to sound placatory, at least in its public stance, and as a outcome, the 7th edition of "Hand-in-Hand" exercises held in China between the Indian Army and PLA are expected to be among the "casualties", with the initial planning conference, still not having taken place despite reminders.

China has warned India of serious consequences if Indian troops were not pulled back from Doklam, which Beijing calls Donglang and claims is its territory.

The India-China border stand-off has now gone on for 50 days and is still unresolved. The official agency, Xinhua, carried a commentary by You Dongxiao, an associate professor with the International College of Defense at the National Defense University of the People's Liberation Armyou Dongxiao to say that for China there is no other solution other than the "unconditional and immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from the region". India has been cozying up to the USA ever since the new NDA government assumed power.

India intervened in the crisis, supporting Bhutan's stand and forced China to halt its construction work. The state media also continued the tirade against India.

"If a war occurs, China's self-propelled and rocket artilleries will seize the advantage, becoming the sword of Damocles hovering over the head of Indian troops", he added.

The editorial takes a dig at India's shortcomings saying 'it's audacity to challenge Beijing's sovereignty arises from its own sense of insecurity and inferiority vis-a-vis China's rapid rise in the region.

"The government has itself admitted that China had entered into our territory 240 times past year but did not take any step to check it", he said.

Of the Dollars 2.34 billion worth of solar equipment brought into India in the financial year 2015-16, a staggering USD 1.96 billion worth of solar cells and modules were produced in China, Energy Minister Piyush Goyal told Parliament in November 2016.

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Highlighting the American intervention in 1962 Indo-Sino war when Mao Tse Tung's "invaded" India all along the disputed border, delivering a humiliating defeat to the Indians, Riedel argues that it was Kennedy's "staunch support" to India that brought a cease-fire.