Doklam border stand-off: All that has happened so far
At a meeting held Friday at the residence of Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, the government informed opposition party leaders of the current opposition between India and China on the issue of the Doklam border.
The meeting is part of the monsoon session of Parliament that could have heat exchanges between the Center and opposition leaders.
Participants in the meeting of senior officials such as Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Yadav of the JD (T), Sitaram Yechury of the PCI (M), among others.
The government is believed to have told the opposition that it had confidence to resolve the problem through diplomatic channels, a solution that has found support from most of the opposition leaders, except Mulayam Singh who asked the government to “teach China a lesson.”
Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, is also likely to visit China on July 26 and 27 for the NSA BRICS meeting. BRICS is an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Earlier, in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the framework of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, PM Modi has probably raised the issue during the debate.
The Doklam trigger, which began in mid-June, allowed the Chinese government spokesman and his media to invoke the 1962 war between the two countries. Last week, Chinese media have resorted to recalling the editorials and images for five decades before India warned of the aftermath of the war.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, however, said Tuesday at a conference hosted by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the High Commissioner of India that he had no doubt that India could not solve the problem by consulting the recent Doklam contraction with china.
The Doklam stop between the Indian army and the China EPL came after the pilgrims Kailash Mansarovar denied them entry by Nathu La Pass, on the border of Sikkim.
The problem began after India accused China of trying to build a road in the Doklam area – a disputed territory in the Chumbi valley in a tri-crossing of India, Bhutan and China. China claims ownership of Doklam region of strategic importance to India, China and Bhutan.
India sees it as a dagger pointing to its so-called “chicken neck” sector in the northeast and rapid road construction in Chinese Tibet could make things difficult for India. Meanwhile, Sikkim is one of the few sectors in which India has an advantage.
In the last month since the beginning of the impasse, there was a warm exchange of words from both sides. However, the two countries said they will use official diplomatic channels to find a solution.