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Army's tough stand helped resolving Doklam stand-off: Raha

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Former Raha today said the Army's tough stand helped the Indian resolve the stand-off with Chinese troops last year.

Underlining the importance of the providing the "spine" to diplomacy, Raha predicted that Doklam-like incursions by the along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) will increase.

"In Doklam, the faced the stand off for 15-odd days. It was not which really saved the day, but it was the stand taken by 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 Power".

"That (Army's stand) helped overcome the issue. It's very important our provide spine to our diplomacy," Raha added.

He was invited here by the Air Force Association, Gujarat, for the " Annual Lecture Series".

was one of several incursions by along the LAC and such incidents will "happen more often" in the days to come, Raha said.

"The Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), passing through the PoK, is a direct threat to China is unhelpful in securing membership to the UNSC or NSG. All this indicates we have a huge security concern. You have to be prepared," Raha said.

The standoff refers to the military border standoff between the Indian armed forces and the People's Liberation of China over construction of a road in Doklam, a territory which is claimed by both China as well as India's ally

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 22:15 IST