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Old July 17th, 2017, 06:21 AM
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Re: Biggest India China standoff in the himalayas since the 1962 war

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Originally Posted by kkkk View Post
Any further news on this? the only recent update I see in the media is a statement by CPM urging the govt to wash the hands off this issue.

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/cp...e-3810673.html
China is hinting that if India can come to Bhutan's aid then it can also come to Pakistan's aid . It is also conducting live fire drills of it's army in Tibet to impress Indians with it's might . Also threatening to revoke it's acceptance of Sikkim as part of India .

Partly this is all bluff and bluster by the Dragon. India holds the high ground in doklam, where the standoff is occurring, and it's forces have the military advantage due to the holding of high ground. Not easy for china to dislodge the Indians....

For India it is of huge importance that it prevents China from building the road in doklam. For if China manages to build the road then it can bring artillery through it to bear on the narrow strip of land connecting indian mainland with northeast India ( called chicken's neck ) and cut off the mainland's communication with northeast any time it wants .

Anyway both sides are waiting for winter to set in , when extensive snowfall will force soldiers of both armies to back off . But winter is only in November and till then the standoff may continue . We will have to see what twists and turns it brings .
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