New Delhi: China has been Deployed a Massive Unit of more than 1000 Army troops at the Doklam standoff Site and it’s also widening a road in the area, according to the Media Reports. Despite the Mutual Agreement, China has started backstabbing India Again.
According to sources, PTI reported that the presence of a large number of Chinese troops in the area has been a matter of concern for India. This widening of the road by Chinese Army is reportedly being carried out just around 10 km away from the conflict area.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa has also indicated of a brewing tension due to the presence of Chinese troops in Doklam’s Chumbi Valley.Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said his force is capable of countering China, any decision on surgical strike involving the IAF has to be taken by the government.
After nearly 70 days of soldiers from both sides staring down at each other just 150 metres apart, the conflict, described as the worst in decades, subsided with both countries accepting that they were withdrawing their troops, though details were sketchy.
China pulled back its bulldozers and other road-making equipment, said officials in Delhi at the time. Chinese officers said the weather would be among the factors that would determine its plans for construction.
Now, barely 10 kilometres from the location of the stand-off, China is expanding an existing track, reinforcing its claim to the disputed and remote Doklam Plateau. India backs Bhutan’s claim to the region and has made it clear that it will not tolerate any infrastructure that would allow China access to the Chicken’s Neck, located just south of Doklam.
Thwarted in its last attempt, China has now shifted its unused road construction material North and East of the face-off site. Road construction workers brought into the area are accompanied by upto 500 soldiers though there are no indicators that these soldiers will be permanently based in the area – the Chinese town of Yatung, which is less than 20 km away as the crow flies, is a few hours by road and accommodates them. Neither are there signs of permanent structures to accommodate Chinese soldiers in the area which is snow-bound and bitterly cold in the winter.
Some Army officers who have spoken to Press, believe that the new road construction is meant to be a strong signal of Beijing’s intent to prove its territorial claims. A month ago, Army Chief Bipin Rawat had warned, “As far as the Northern adversary is concerned, flexing of muscles has started. Salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner.
Indian and Chinese troops were recently locked in a major standoff in Doklam over a road construction by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The standoff ended last month after both sides agreed to pull back their troops.
Bhutan and India were in touch with each other during the course of the face-off that ended on August 28. Days after the face-off ended, Army Chief Bipin Rawat had said China has started “flexing its muscles” and warned that the situation in India’s northern border could snowball into a larger conflict.