New Delhi, Aug 6: In a recent spate of critical articles over ongoing military stand-off at Doklam area, the State-run Global Times warned India that China might launch a ‘small-scale operation in 2 weeks’ to “expel” Indian troops from the trijunction.
Since June 16, India and China have been engaged in a prolonged standoff after Chinese troops started building a road near the Bhutan trijunction.
China will not allow the military standoff between China and India in Doklam to last for too long, and there may be a small-scale military operation to expel Indian troops within two weeks,” Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, stated in an article published in the daily run by the Communist Party of China.
“The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops’ incursion into Chinese territory for too long. If India refuses to withdraw, China may conduct a small-scale military operation within two weeks,” article further added.
Chinese daily also criticised the centre by saying “Modi government’s hard line stance is sustained by neither laws nor strength. This administration is recklessly breaking international norms and jeopardising India’s national pride and peaceful development.”
The editorial also asserted that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had made “sufficient preparation for military confrontation”.