Fortifying efforts is the steady line of supplies being maintained for the Indian soldiers at the site, official sources said, hinting that Indian Army is not going to crumble under Chinese pressure. According to a report in The Times of India, India has moved 2,500 soldiers from their peace-time deployments in Sikkim to further reinforce its proactive stance. The reasons why Bhutan will not agree to China's proposal go beyond the friendly relations shared between India and Bhutan. China says India's troops have entered its territory to stop its army from building a road.
India's "bloated self-assertiveness" made it infringe on China's sovereignty and New Delhi had levelled false allegations and accusations against Beijing to serve its hegemonic ambitions, a stinging commentary from the official Chinese media said on Monday evening. As per the new statement released by the Chinese Embassy, Chinese nationals in India have been asked to pay close attention to personal safety as well as local security situation.
No such meeting took place, the Congress said. Nearly 55 years later, and two Asian giants continue facing off each other along a three thousand kilometre-long contested mountainous border.
He also said Indo-China relations are a factor of stability especially at a time of global uncertainty. "But India may overestimate the influence of Tibetan exiles", it said.
Adding to the strains, Beijing seems ever more determined to declare who the next Tibetan spiritual leader will be to succeed the Dalai Lama - who turned 82 Friday. The Tibet card is gradually losing its value.
"New Delhi publicly promises not to allow any anti-China political activities by Tibetan exiles on Indian territory".
Meanwhile, Bhutan and China are looking for a resolution of the dispute in the area.
Citing the 1962 conflict when "India's military suffered a bitter defeat" it criticised Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley for asserting that "India in 2017 is different from India in 1962", saying he should "not ignore China's unwavering and consistent stance which has continued over the last five decades and its firm belief in the worldwide justice that no country can pursue its security at the cost of another country's sovereignty".
Amid the escalating tensions due to Sikkim standoff, a Chinese newspaper has warned India that "a third-party's army could enter Kashmir" if Pakistan tender a request to them in this regard. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.
This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg in Germany last week and assured him that India would fully cooperate with China over the conflict between the two countries in Doklam in the Sikkim sector.