India Doklam standoff: Meeting between Indian Army and PLA ends without resolution

09:00  12 august  2017
09:00  12 august  2017 Source:   India Today

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The meeting between the representatives of the Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army ( PLA ) at Nathu-La to resolve the eight week Bhutan asks India to resolve Doklam border standoff amicably with China. China's 'salami slicing': Why Doklam must unite world leaders against Beijing.

On the night of June 8, China initiated a manoeuvre in Doklam that would trigger a chain of events leading to the most dangerous standoff between India and China in recent Two days later, the Indian army intervened and stopped the PLA , leading to a stand - off that is now into its fourth week.

The meeting between the representatives of the Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Nathu-La to resolve the eight week long standoff between the two armies, ended without any results.

Border personnel meetings between the two armies is usually headed by a Brigadier level officer.

Complete Coverage: India-China stand-off

The meeting between the representatives of the Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Nathu-La to resolve the now eight week long standoff between the two armies ended without any results.

Border personnel meetings between the two armies to sort out differences - is usually headed by a Brigadier level officer. However, today's meet was headed by Major General level officers. Top sources told India Today that China insisted India withdrew its troops from the Doklam Plateau in Bhutan.

Sikkim standoff: China warns of consequences, Sushma Swaraj says war can't solve Doklam issue

  Sikkim standoff: China warns of consequences, Sushma Swaraj says war can't solve Doklam issue External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the border stand-off with China cannot be resolved through a war but can be settled through bilateral talks. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, she said "patience is key to resolving problems" because if patience is lost, there can be a provocation on the other side. "We will keep patience to resolve the issue," she said while referring to the Dokalam stand-off issue with China.

Certainly, the Indian Army first observed the PLA for at least two days and perhaps even longer before taking action. The two leaders also met at the G20, once the standoff was well underway. Bhutan and the Great Power Tussle Will the Doklam Standoff Lead to a Second India -China War?

THE STANDOFF . The 'no war, no peace' mode between Indian and Chinese troops is going on for nearly two months. It began on June 1 when the PLA asked the Indian Army to remove two bunkers that the India had set up in 2012 at Lalten area of Doka La - known as Doklam in Bhutan and

PTI Exclusive: India deploys more troops along China border in Sikkim, Arunachal

About 300 soldiers from either side are locked in a standoff since June. On the other hand, India stuck to its point. India has sought simultaneous withdrawal - both sides moving back at the same time. Also, India insisted that China should stop constructing roads and remove all earth moving equipment.

China has been trying to construct a road through the Doklam Plateau towards the Jampheri ridge, which will potentially affect India's security as it threatens the crucial Siliguri corridor.

The representatives have agreed to take back the demands to their respective governments.

Both sides sending their officers to resolve the standoff is an indication that the Asian giants are still keen to resolve their issues diplomatically.

Doklam row: EU embassies in wait-and-watch mode

  Doklam row: EU embassies in wait-and-watch mode Embassies of the three major European countries have been in constant touch with their governments, besides being briefed by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the developing situation. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the diplomats told The Sunday Express that the Indian government has not requested them to issue a statement so far. They said in all their briefings, the MEA has conveyed that it is, diplomatically, fully in control of the situation. “Your MEA has not asked us to issue any statement so far, and we are still in a wait-and-watch mode.

Some noted Chinese analysts have said that China will make “no compromise” in ending the tri-junction border standoff in the Doklam region. "If you want this issue to be resolved, the Indian Army must pull back or otherwise this issue can only be resolved by the use of force ," Zhao asserted.

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