China Includes Area Claimed by India and Bhutan in Recently Released Map
Jul 02 2017
The Foreign ministry of China has recently released a map claiming that Indian troops trespassed into its territory in Sikkim region which is now in dispute with India and Bhutan's perception of the boundaries in the region. Officials in Beijing and New Delhi are in "constant contact" to defuse the situation. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat had said that the Indian Army was "fully ready for a two and a half front war". It is located near India's land. We urged the Indian side to withdraw troops back to the Indian side of the boundary immediately.
China accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim. Nonetheless, the inquiry put to the PLA representative was based just on the sentence about India's availability for a "two and half front war".
"Doklam has been a part of China since ancient times".
"The area where Chinese side undertakes road construction totally belongs to the Chinese territory". "This is the precondition for the settlement of this incident and also the basis for any meaningful dialogue", Lu said.
In retaliation, Chinese troops broke Indian bunkers, and as collateral damage prevented pilgrims from using the Nathu La pass to visit Kailash Mansarovar.
Two images released by the Chinese state with Indian troops and road tractors way beyond a red line that the Chinese claim is the border, need to be addressed by the Indian forces before discounting the Chinese side's story. "It is violating our historical boundary conventions as well as promises by the Indian government". Lu said displaying the pictures to the media from the lectern.
The current stand-off centres on the Doklam plateau, Bhutanese territory that's claimed by China.
Bhutan has also lodged a strong protest with the Chinese government through its embassy in New Delhi on the same day. It has been confirmed that there has been pushing and shoving between the India and Chinese troops, though the video of the incident run by some TV channels was about an old event not related to the latest happening. Breaking its silence over the face-off between the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Sikkim sector, the Indian Government made it clear to China that its unilateral act of altering boundaries can have serious implications. "This is totally justifiable and lawful".
There is no Chinese territory between India's border in the Sikkim sector with Bhutan.