The India-China face-off in Sikkim: 5 developments that have taken place

India-China border stand-off indicates deterioration in ties and China's efforts to thwart India's progress

India should shed 'strategic anxiety: Chinese media

Chinese experts have warned of war if the standoff between New Delhi and Beijing at the Doklam area, the longest between the two countries, is not handled properly.

Wang said Indians should not misjudge "India's strength and China's bottom line, otherwise it will shoot itself in the foot". "Their misleading, unfound China-phobia, however, might lead to strategic myopia and hurt India's own interests", Xinhua news agency said in a commentary.

"The trespass of Indian border troops into China territory took place at defined Sikkim section of China-India boundary which is violation of 1890 Convention signed between China and Great Britain" Geng Shuang said during his regular press briefing here. Indian personnel, who were present at general area Doka La, approached the Chinese construction party and urged them to desist from changing the status quo.

China has accused India of obstructing the construction of a road, which India claims lays in its territory. Moreover, the presence of Chinese army in Doklam has security implications for India as the region is close to Siliguri corridor, which connects India's northeast to the rest of the country.

The standoff began mid-June when Indian troops halted the construction of a road in the strategic Doklam region, which China refers to as Donglang.

"It goes to show how hard it's going to be for China to lead the region when core elements of its foreign policies are so ideological, uncompromising, and irreconcilable with its neighbors and other major powers".

"The other measure aimed to demonstrate to the US India's firm determination to constrain Chinas rise", the article written by Liu Zongyi senior fellow of the state-run think tank, the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said. China has been organising annual trips for journalists from Nepal and India for quite some time.

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"Experts also scoffed at India's military threat after Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitely asserted on Friday that the India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962", said the report in the daily, known for its nationalist stance. "The Chinese side firmly encourages the United States side to instantly stop such provocative operations that damage China's power and debilitate China's security", he included.

Today's commentary said "staying away from the initiative is not the best choice New Delhi could have made". China provided Bhutan with archival documentary evidence that claimed it was receiving "a herding tax" from Bhutanese in the area even until 1960.

Chinese are making attempts to build a road which was objected to by Bhutan.

The Indian troops have been locked at Doklam near Sikkim for nearly a month now in what has been the longest such impasse between the Indian and Chinese armies since 1962.

This is the longest standoff between the two armies since 1962.

The tiny Himalayan kingdom, which shares its border with Sikkim, has no formal diplomatic ties with China, but has historically maintained strong relations with India. The stealth wars include constructing a dispute and then setting in motion a jurisdictional creep through a steady increase in the frequency and duration of Chinese incursions - all with the intent of either establishing military control over a coveted area or pressuring the opponent to cut a deal on its terms.

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