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The newspaper said "India will only have itself to blame" if it didn't withdraw troops from Doklam where its troops are locked in a stand-off with the Chinese Army since mid-June.
"The countdown to a clash between the two forces has begun, and the clock is ticking away the time to what seems to be an inevitable conclusion," it said.
"As the standoff ... enters its seventh week, the window for a peaceful solution is closing."
The newspaper said India had ignored China's stern warnings.