Finally, after over two months, the Sino-Indian Crisis at Dong Lang (Doklam) that began with Indian troops crossing into Chinese territory to stop a road construction is over. On August 28, the Chinese government confirmed that the Indian troops have withdrawn from the Chinese side of Doklam. The Indian government gave the following statement:
- In recent weeks, India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in respect of the incident at Doklam.
- During these communications, we were able to express our views and convey our concerns and interests. On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is on-going.
I don’t need to go over all the details of the crisis here, as those are readily available elsewhere. But those who want a primer, do an internet search for stories between June 18 and August 29, 2017 on “India” and “China” or “Doklam” or “Donglang” and you will get a good sample…
What I want to share here are some of my thoughts about this whole standoff… Continue reading End of the Sino-Indian Impasse at Dong Lang (Doklam) is Over – but Which Side Won?