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Don't doubt our military capability: China warns India amid Doklam standoff

Indian officials say about 300 soldiers from either side are facing each other at Doklam

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China’s defence ministry on Monday warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbours, who share a 3,500-km frontier, large parts of which are disputed. “Shaking a mountain is easy but shaking the People’s Liberation Army is hard,” ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a briefing, adding its ability to defend China’s territory and ...

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 08:55 IST