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"It is also important to keep in mind that Bhutan is the main party in the dispute. Bhutan is not a 'protectorate' of India.
"It must be underlined that Bhutan has been negotiating with China directly on its border issues since 1984.
"The prime factor contributing to this divergence is India's strategic alliance with the US. India has joined the US in its strategic designs in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region which is aimed at containing China.
The editorial said India saw China as a stumbling block in its bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Beijing had not helped to get Pakistan-based Masood Azhar on the terrorist list notified by the UN.
"The erosion of trust and mutual confidence has contributed to the present tensions related to Doklam."
"It will be good if this approach is put into practice by the Modi government," it said. "Extraneous factors must not be allowed to interfere in the quest for better relations between the two neighbours in Asia."
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