30 Aug '17, 2pm

No Chinese Soldier would have walked out alive from Doklam if China attacked

No Chinese Soldier would have walked out alive from Doklam if China attacked

A day after China and India ended their worst military confrontation in decades, sources said the government negotiated the settlement from a position of strength because the army had enveloped the entire area and “had made enough provisions to neutralize the Chinese forces”. The location of the hotspot was advantageous for India because it can move its soldiers faster to the border near Sikkim than China. Yesterday, China and India withdrew troops from the remote Doklam Plateau that is disputed territory for China and Bhutan. India backs Bhutan’s claim and in mid-June, its soldiers crossed the border at Sikkim to stop China from building a new road which India saw as a serious challenge to the security of its northeastern states. Government sources who cannot be named on account of the sensitivity of the situation said that there is wide acknowledgement of “the sheer resi...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=283960

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