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Chi will not pull back from Doklam: PLA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

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<p>BEIJING, Aug 4: Chi will not withdraw troops from Doklam because if Chinese troops pull back now it will “embolden” New Delhi to make trouble in future, a Chinese military expert has said.<br />

You Dongxiaom, an associate professor at the Intertiol College of Defense at the tiol Defense University of the People’s Liberation Army, said Indian strategists and policymakers were mistaken if they thought Chi will back down sooner or later.<br />

You said the solution to the dragging crisis was “unconditiol and immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from the region”.<br />

Writing in Chi’s official news agency Xinhua, You said Beijing will not withdraw troops from Doklam because the region belonged to Chi and the treaty of 1890 between Britain and Chi was a testimony to it.<br />

“If Chi backs down now, India may be emboldened to make more trouble in the future. Beijing and New Delhi still have a number of differences over undefined sections of frontier, but Doklam is not one of them,” You said.<br />

Indian says it is ready to withdraw troops provided Chi pulls back, too. <br />

“Some Indian strategists and policymakers may be laboring under the misapprehension that Chi will back down sooner or later, citing resistance from vested interests in Chi’s ongoing reform; that reform of the People’s Liberation Army remains unfinished; and that India could play a key role in the United States’ Chi containment strategy.”<br />

Doklam is a disputed region between Chi and Bhutan. India and Bhutan call it Bhutanese territory. India halted a road construction by Chinese soldiers in Doklam in mid-June, citing the pending ownership of the region. <br />

“It is simply illegal for India to send military personnel into Chinese territory, even under the pretext of ‘security concerns’ or ‘protection’ of Bhutan. This is not a grey area. India has not provided any legal basis at all for its action.” (IANS) </p>

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