China skipped the ceremonial Independence Day meeting with India amidst the Doklam standoff. India had sent out an invitation to China, but there has been no response, official sources said.
The Chinese who decided to give the ceremonial Independence Day programme with India a skip attempted an incursion at Ladakh amidst the Doklam standoff. The Chinese made two bids on Independence Day, which were foiled by the alert and brave Indian soldiers.
A complaint was filed after a Chinese airline staffer misbehaved with an Indian flier allegedly over the Doklam standoff.
All eyes would be on the Chinese on August 15. India is interested in knowing if China would send its team for the ceremonial border personnel meeting to be held on August 15. The meeting is an important one as India hopes to calm tempers amidst the Doklam standoff.
Amidst the Doklam standoff, reports surfaced that China has started building a bridge in Ladakh. It was reported that a bridge was coming up at the no-man’s land in Ladakh. However sources in the government said that no such activity has been reported. The Chinese are not building any bridge at the no-man’s land in Ladakh, the source also informed OneIndia.
Amidst the Doklam standoff, the Chinese navy is now eyeing the Indian Ocean in a bid to extend its reach. Throwing open its strategic South Sea Fleet (SSF) base in the coastal city of Zhanjiang to a group of Indian journalists for the first time, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) officials say the Indian Ocean is a common place for the international community.
There is a rise in the caution level at Doklam where India is in a standoff with China. The operational readiness by India has increased along the border with China.
The India Air Force has been put on operational alert amidst the Doklam standoff. The Indian Army has also enhanced troop level along the entire stretch of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh as part of an annual exercise.
We will soon call it invasion, the Chinese have told India amidst the Doklam standoff. So far we have been using trespass and incursion and that is China’s goodwill, an analyst of the People’s Liberation Army has said.
The People’s Daily China has said that the Indian Army has ordered the evacuation of a Sikkim village near Doklam. The Indian Army has however refused to comment on the report published by China’s biggest newspaper which is also the mouth piece of the Communist Party.