More Doklam-like standoffs possible in future, says Army Chief

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New Delhi, Aug 27: Amid of on-ongoing tension between Indian and Chinese troopsArmy Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said China is attempting to “change the status quo” on its border with India and warned about, incidents like the military standoff in Doklam are likely to “increase” in the future.

Speaking at General B C Joshi Memorial Lecture on ‘India’s Challenges in the Current Geo-Strategic Construct’ organised by Savitribai Phule Pune University, said the recent standoff in the Doklam plateau by the Chinese side attempting to change the status quo are issues which we need to be wary about.

“Transgressions across Line of Actual Control do happen and sometimes they do lead to some kind of misunderstanding between the forward troops…however, we do have joint mechanisms in place to address such situations,” he added.

Rawat also said Indian Army during the flag meeting with China, Indian army recommended that both sides should resume to its original position i.e before the standoff began, but no resolution has been found till the date, adding as now issue will resolve diplomatically and through political initiatives.

It’s nearly three months, that  Indian and Chinese troops are witnessing standoff at Sikkim’s Doklam region.

Wefornews Bureau 

 

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