"In Doklam, the Army faced the stand off for 15-odd days. It was not diplomacy which really saved the day, but it was the stand taken by Army that they will not budge from the position, and stare eye to eye...," Raha said while delivering a lecture here on the subject "Statecraft and Diplomacy: Role of Military Power".
"The China Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), passing through the PoK, is a direct threat to India. China is unhelpful in India securing membership to the UNSC or NSG. All this indicates we have a huge security concern. You have to be prepared," Raha said.
The Doklam standoff refers to the military border standoff between the Indian armed forces and the People's Liberation Army of China over construction of a road in Doklam, a territory which is claimed by both China as well as India's ally Bhutan.
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