Doklam redux: Winter is coming

As winter begins to settle on the Doklam plateau, India's leadership must hunker down and begin planning in earnest for the long game in South Asia

Rohan Mukherjee
Doklam stand off

Soon after the perceived resolution of the two-month-long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam along the China-Bhutan border, fresh reports suggesting Chinese activity in the Doklam plateau have emerged. Does this mean a possibility of renewed tensions between India and China? Is another military standoff coming? Rohan Mukherjee analyses
Fresh reports have emerged of Chinese activity on the Doklam plateau, the site of a longstanding Sino-Bhutanese territorial dispute and recent military standoff between India and China. Guarded by a few hundred soldiers, workers are allegedly busy widening an existing tract of the road Beijing had built in the region in the early 2000s, the attempted lengthening of which led Indian troops to intercede in Bhutan’s name earlier this year. 

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First Published: Oct 11 2017 | 10:26 AM IST

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