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Does It Make Military Sense for India to Mount the Barricades at Doklam? - The Wire

The current standoff between India and China around Doklam in Bhutan could well turn into a military confrontation unless saner counsel prevails all around. The Chinese have held a live exercise in the Tibetan plateau and made it very clear that Indian ...and more »

Modi upturning Indian foreign policy - East Asia Forum

Author: Rupakjyoti Borah, NUS. When Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India, expectations for his domestic agenda were high given his much lauded tenure managing the state of Gujarat for more than a decade. But since then, some of the ...and more »

India's Uncompromising Stand Against China in the Himalayas Is Backed Up With Hard Power - The Diplomat

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is back from Beijing after attending the BRICS national security advisers' conclave and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, but there is no sign yet of the standoff between Indian and Chinese ...and more »

After all that embracing, has US left India out in the cold over standoff with China? - South China Morning Post

For nearly two months, troops from the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been deployed at close quarters on the Doklam plateau near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. Amid much feverish commentary on the risks of a wider ...and more »

Contrary to India's nationalistic fomenting, Chinese public largely calm over border tension - Global Times

Young Chinese are paying close attention to the updates on the Doklam standoff between Chinese and Indian troops. Most Chinese people hold a sensible and calm attitude toward the border issue, confident that the Chinese government can handle it well.and more »

China-India border dispute: A grim sign for stability in Asia - Hong Kong Free Press

By Nick Bisley, La Trobe University. Conflict was almost baked into Asia's post-1945 international order. Taiwan's contested status following the communist victory in China's civil war, and the division of the Korean Peninsula are only the most obvious ...and more »

Why Bhutan Is the Wildcard in the Ongoing India-China Standoff at Doklam - The Diplomat

For more than a month now, Indian and Chinese troops have been caught up in a stand-off on an obscure piece of Himalayan territory known as Doklam, which is disputed between Bhutan and China. The fundamental question is the location of the so-called ...and more »

Bhutan may be key to resolving Doklam crisis, Chinese scholar - The Hindu

Replacing Indian troops with Bhutanese troops could ease the India-China tension, says China West Normal University Professor. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval's departure from Beijing, after a crucial meeting with China's state councilor Yang ...and more »

Amid Doklam Stand-Off, Chinese Embassy in India Celebrates 90 Years of People's Liberation Army - The Wire

At the event, also attended by Bhutan's ambassador to India, a senior Chinese military officer said there were "new complexities" in China's ties with India. Amid Doklam Stand-Off, Chinese Embassy in India Celebrates 90 Years of People's Liberation ...and more »

India watching China's bid to court Bhutan - Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India is monitoring China's attempts to expand its influence in Bhutan ahead of the parliamentary elections in the Himalayan state next year, especially in the backdrop of a flurry of visits by senior Chinese officials to the neighbouring ...and more »