India, Bhutan urge China for status quo at tri-junction

India, Bhutan urge China for status quo at tri-junction

A statement issued on Friday after days of silence, the government said: “India is deeply concerned about recent Chinese actions and sent the Chinese government that such a construction would represent a significant change of the current situation, with serious security consequences for the India “.

The statement from India comes days after the Chinese spokesman showed an uneasy wrath in his official statements. India maintains a conciliatory tone, but it is clear that Indian troops would not allow China to change the status quo on the ground in this area.

So far, the situation remains “tense, but civilians” between the troops on both sides. At the highest levels of the Indian government, we are determined not to let China Modify the determination of tri-union.

But Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Nathu La was arrested because it is a “punishment” that China wants to impose on India. However, the border trade continues and Lipulekh route to Kailash remains open.

However, due to the fact that the current stagnation situation is not only bilateral, but involves Bhutan, India should play with much more care. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has interrupted his visit to the United Kingdom, where he led a strategic dialogue to witness this development, while Foreign Minister S Jaishankar who leads the diplomatic exchange with China and Bhutan. At present, the authorities in Beijing and New Delhi are in “constant contact” to calm the situation.

PM Modi meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting of the BRICS G-20 margin in Hamburg next week. But it is not yet clear whether there will be a bilateral “withdrawal”.

In September 2014, when the Chumar attack occurred, Modi and Xi had the opportunity to discuss in a bilateral context in New Delhi. However, the current situation is different, the bilateral environment is more tense.

The problem is China’s modus operandi: Chinese troops are steadily advancing, changing the status quo and using later to change the terms of the negotiation, often using the “old time” to justify their actions.

India urged that “all stakeholders had the utmost restraint and respect their respective bilateral agreements do not unilaterally change the status quo.”

In 2012, the special representatives of India and China have a written understanding that the tri-crossing border of India, China and other countries will be finalized in consultation with the countries concerned. Any attempt, therefore, to determine unilaterally tri joining points are in violation of this understanding. ”

On the spot, on June 16, a PLA construction party came with engines and other heavy equipment to build a road in the Doklam region. A message from Bhutan came close to the object, but the Chinese are numerically far superior. Indian soldiers came out to support the effort of Bhutan and stopped stopping the activity of road construction.

“In coordination with the Royal Government of Bhutan, Indian staff, who were present in the general area of ​​Doka, addressed the Chinese construction group and urged them not to change the status quo.

Indian troops will not leave, because any sign that India tolerates Chinese construction activity could endanger the safety of India in the Siliguri corridor, popularly known as the “chicken neck” and could reduce the Northeast Of India, in case of haste.

On 20 June, Bhutan filed a formal complaint with the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, saying that the raid was a “direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreements between Bhutan and China and affect the demarcation of the border between the two countries A return to the status quo before June 16, 2017. “

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