A standoff ensued after that and both, India and China, have sent their defence forces to protect their interest. The two countries have adequate amount of agreements - signed in 1988 and 1998 - and processes for the settlement of disputes through peaceful means and solving the outstanding issues through mutual dialogue and consultations.
In what is being seen as an attempt to break the ice, the Chinese defense ministry invited a delegation of Indian journalists to Beijing and briefed them about their official position on the Doklam standoff. A standoff ensued between the Indian and Chinese border troops. China and India has assembled their troops for the past 50 days in the DOKLAM area bordering Sikkim where the PLA is purportedly building a road. These drew in India, which made a decision to increase the number of its troops in the area.
The editorial goes onto say that all India needs to do is withdraw its troops from the Doklam area for any kind of meaningful talks and for Beijing to avoid any kind of conflict.
Meanwhile, Bhutan is not the only nation that China is trying to warm up to. It has nothing to do with India. India, supporting Bhutanese concern, intervened in the crisis and asked China to stop the construction.
Former premier Jigme Yoser Thinley had worked to forge ties with China, even holding a brief meeting with then Chinese premier Wen Jiabao (溫家寶) when attending the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012. It also imported United States dollars 2,344.56 million worth of solar cells last ﬁscal year, out of which USD 1,960.26 million was from China, constituting 83.61% of the total.
What is even more revealing about the growing relationship between the two countries is, however, not written in the document. The present government at the centre has successfully exposed the nefarious designs of both China and Pakistan before the worldwide community."Later, in Varanasi, he said: "Our sisters have thrown a challenge to China by boycotting rakhis made in China".
While Bhutan has maintained a critical "silence" during the Indo-China stand-off, its participation in a Chinese event has certainly senta strong message about its willingness to re-define its relations with its neighbor.More news: Senators just unveiled a new bipartisan solution to fix Obamacare
One of the two Asian Giants- India and China have been locking their horn in the Doklam or Donglang sector of Bhutan near Chumbi valley at the corner of India Bhutan, China tri-junction.
The present tensions between the two countries emerged due to China's unilateral actions that aim to change the status quo concerning territory historically part of Bhutan, but claimed by China.
Accusing the Indian troops of illegally crossing into Chinese territory, he reiterated China's stand that the Indian side should withdraw its troops "immediately and unconditionally".
Many are faced with and anxious by the question of whether the present situation between India and China may lead to war.
It's been over a month and a half since India and China have been locked in a face off over Doklam region in Sikkim sector. "But I think it has really not worked out that way as he's continued to be involved in the South China Sea", she noted. The piece was latest addition to the hostile commentaries in the Chinese media.
A prolonged standoff would thus allow Bhutan to strengthen the voices of developing a more balanced foreign policy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping had attended the Brics summit in Goa a year ago.