China wont risk war despite its angry rhetoric during Doklam face off

"If the Modi government wants to start a war, at least it should tell its people the truth", it said. The Chinese are probably indulging in rhetoric to send message to neighbours in southeast and east Asia who are closely watching the standoff and probably comparing with their reaction on the South China Sea.

Based on the reports of Indian daily newspapers The Economic Times and The Times of India, China's Defense Ministry's spokesman, Sr. “It is a fact that the Government of India is not anxious about the possibility of a war and China also knows that it can not afford a full scale war at this moment.

Ren pointed out that "out of goodwill" China had informed India twice - on May 18 and againJune 8 - about China's plan to build the road in the area, through the border meeting mechanism.

Bhutan is the only nation among China's 14 neighbouring sovereign states that has yet to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing.

"Though the preparation is gearing up, we haven't received a written invitation from the Indian side".

Indian troops have been living in Bhutan in the name of providing training to Bhutanese soldiers. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's speech in the Rajya Sabha on India-China standoff comes as a breath of fresh air in the highly surcharged atmosphere at Doklam. New Delhi's bold decision to confront Chinese troops at Doklam-an area near India's so-called tri-border with China and Bhutan-surprised and angered Beijing.

The India-China border stand-off has now gone on for 50 days and is still unresolved. This is really the challenge to the notion of China's peaceful rise and development.

"I'm not sure how this situation de-escalates", said Yvonne Chiu, a politics professor at Hong Kong University, in an interview with CNN, "not just because of the media hype on both sides, but also because China may not have an interest in de-escalating". India sees this as a threat to the security in the region.

Meanwhile, Indian experts say that the Doklam standoff is a signal that both India and China should revive official channels to negotiate their long-standing border dispute and a good starting point would be to adhere to the spirit of 2012 agreement. At the same time it is seeking to check India's efforts to help Bhutan.

"Restraint has a bottom line", the editorial warned. "We will keep patience to resolve the issue..."

India has grown concerned at China's ties to its arch rival Pakistan، viewing their trade corridor across Kashmir as an infringement of its claim to the whole of the region. Therefore, using the tri-junction as an excuse does not hold water at all. We have more than 4,000-km-long global boundary with China and apart from the Doka-La area, we are not having any trouble in any other part of the worldwide boundary at present, ” sources admitted. However, in order to achieve its longer-term goal of 100 GW of solar PV capacity by 2022, India will have to bolster its domestic manufacturing capacity, which now stands at around 6.5 GW for modules and 1.6 GW for cells, as per data from MNRE.

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