The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday offered to play a "constructive role" in improving India-Pakistan ties over Kashmir where the "situation has attracted the attention of the worldwide community".
Bhaskar Koirala of the Nepal Institute of worldwide and Strategic Studies said the timing of the current tension is linked to remarks by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankhar in Washington DC during Prime Minister Modi's visit there last month in which he used the term "strategic convergence" between the U.S. and India. Hearing out the Opposition on Kashmir and border tangle with China is also expected to facilitate smooth functioning of Parliament session starting Monday.
Responding to Jaishankar's comments, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said said that the trespass by Indian troops in Doka La was different from "frictions is in the undefined sections of the boundary" between India and China.
"The parties also recognised the unique nature of very close and longstanding India-Bhutan relationship", Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said after the meeting.
Written by top American nuclear experts - Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris - in the article titled, "Indian nuclear forces 2017", the report said India is modernising its atomic arsenal seeking parity with China and not Pakistan, its traditional arch rival in the region of South Asia.
Criticising the Modi government, he said the previous Congress-led UPA regime had always kept the opposition in the loop on such critical issues.
The standoff between India and China on the Doklam Plateau, adjoining the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan, is now a month-old and shows no signs of ending. The State backed newspaper which comes under the official Chinese newspaper "People's Daily" usually reflects the official state viewpoints in matters of global politics. "Bhutan is not a "protectorate" of India", Karat said.
"People in Bhutan think that India has for too long prevented their country from normalizing diplomatic ties and negotiating a border settlement with China".
Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Yadav - stressed that the stand off with China should be handled carefully, and every effort should be made to resolve the issue diplomatically.