China hints at maintaining sizeable presence of troops near Doklam in winter
BEIJING: The Chinese military on Thursday hinted at maintaining sizable presence of its troops near the area of Doklam standoff during winter, asserting that the region is in Chinese territory.
"Donglong (Doklam) is Chinese territory," Col Wu Qian, spokesman of the Chinese ministry of defence said today when asked about reports that PLA continue to maintain sizable number of troops close to the Doklam standoff area and doing away with the practice of vacating the place during winter.
"Based on this principle we will decide on the deployment of troops on our own," he said without elaborating.
The continued presence of Chinese troops near Yatung close to Doklam reportedly prompted India too to maintain its troops presence there.
Ankush N-Delhi-6 hours ago
Chinese are seems adamant. They try some flowery traps like OBOR but once rejected they resort back to warnings. India just need to be prepared all time to deal with this dragon.
Anil-6 hours ago
Chinese first said it is a disputed territory now Chinese say it is Chinese territory. Chinese will have to be checked even if it results in skirmishes. Chinese still trying to expand territories by Salami Slicing. What Chinese don't understand is if winter doesn't kill them Indians will .
Dilip Kumar-6 hours ago
China is totally untrustworthy and anytime it can ditch ....so it is again coming to Dokalam area with full force....
Reggiedsouza -Location-5 hours ago
Slap on d face of modi! When will u indians realize that guy is taking you for a ride ?
Ramanujam Thatta-6 hours ago
Dona t believe China. Period. The only thing China respects is self respect, strength and money (trade). They have scant respect for weaklings and the wavering.
Dean-traveller-5 hours ago
as long as Chinese troops are not trespassing to the disputed territory India should be fine. so should be Bhutan.
but keep a strict vigil on the Chinese.
Divya-5 hours ago
India needs to be very vigilant at all times, the Chinese have dug a very big hole to make the bramaputra waters turn black, the big hole is for hiding their weapons and missiles, dont be fooled by cunning china, a satellite picture will show what is happening there, we must also have troops in doklam area to follow suit. ?? on China is the best way.
Pervinder Sangwan-6 hours ago
Unwanted news..Let them maintain their territory,what''s the problem.
Nitin-2 hours ago
China should respect history. Chinese boundary ends at great wall of China. beyond that entire territory is India.
Varun Nanda-Bergen-4 hours ago
And they will keep on doing that. That''s the way ''The Coward Dragon'' works, they will keep pushing till India gives up.
Rana Vijay-developed INDIA-5 hours ago
ndia has largest voluntary force in the world and if govt wants , it can swell it by 10 times and still there will be volunteers to serve in army. So let''s do exactly what ChinaDoes and let them show what we are ...