Doklam: News

11 Dec 2023


China builds villages, barracks in Bhutan's territory amid border negotiations

Recent satellite imagery has shown that China is expanding into Bhutan's territory while both countries are engaged in negotiations to redraw the disputed Bhutan-China border.

22 Oct 2023


China continues to develop military infrastructure along LAC: Pentagon

China continues to maintain a considerable military presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, The Times of India reported, citing the Pentagon's yearly assessment of Chinese military capability.

04 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets Bhutan king amid China's influence over Doklam 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2019

Pakistan News

Terrorism contained to 'two and half' districts in J&K: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government managed to contain terrorism to only "two and a half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir and that no bomb blast took place elsewhere in the country in last five years.

26 Aug 2018


Those criticizing Modi-govt over Doklam have no IQ: MJ Akbar

Union Minister MJ Akbar said the government's handling of the Doklam crisis showed that India is "no longer the India of the 1960s".

12 Aug 2018


Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

04 Aug 2018

Indian Army

#DefenseDiaries: China building cutting-edge rockets for deployment on Indian border?

According to state media, China is building cutting-edge rockets for artillery that can be used in high altitude locations to destroy enemies from hundreds of kilometres away.

29 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

Two days ago, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) carried out drills to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration, the first such exercise in Tibet since the Doklam standoff.

23 Apr 2018


China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Ten months after suspension of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Delhi and Beijing have agreed to resume the pilgrimage during talks between Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

27 Mar 2018

Indian Army

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

On Sunday, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured that the country was "alert and ready for any situation that may arise in Doklam."

08 Mar 2018


Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

Speaking for the first time on bilateral ties this year, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight but dance with each other.

19 Jan 2018


China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

In a claim that can have shocking implications, China has claimed that the Doklam area has "always been" under its "effective jurisdiction." Thus, its construction activity is "legitimate." They asked India not to comment on it.

18 Jan 2018


China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

It seems last year's 73-day Doklam standoff hasn't affected Chinese resolve. Reportedly, China has increased its troop presence and construction activity in North Doklam near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

10 Jan 2018


In 2017, China transgressed into India's LAC 415 times

Chinese transgressions into the Indian side of about 4,000km Line of Actual Control (LAC) have surged since 2016. Reportedly, Chinese soldiers unlawfully breached India's sovereignty 415 times; this number was 271 in 2016.

03 Jan 2018


Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

After tensed times in 2017, India-China relations will not get a breather anytime soon.

02 Jan 2018

South Korea

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

01 Jan 2018


Now, China's PLA accuses Indian troops of being aggressive

India and China ended 2017 on a positive note by declaring truce along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after the special representative (SR) dialogue.

23 Dec 2017


Post-Doklam talks, India-China sides agree to maintain peace along border

India and China have held their first high-level border talks since the 73-day Doklam standoff.

22 Dec 2017


Doklam effect: India's SSB paramilitary boosts presence along Indo-Bhutan border

The paramilitary force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has stepped up its presence along the Bhutan border and in Eastern Sikkim following the Doklam standoff.

13 Dec 2017


China to India: Doklam standoff placed "severe pressure" on ties

The Doklam stand-off had placed "severe pressure" on Sino-Indian ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in New Delhi.

11 Dec 2017


Reports: 1,800 Chinese troops deployed at Doklam during winter

In a first, around 1,600-1,800 Chinese troops have been deployed in the Doklam area, close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, during winter.

07 Dec 2017


Indian drone "invaded" our airspace, then crashed: Chinese media

An Indian drone recently "invaded" Chinese airspace and then crashed across the border, Chinese media has claimed.

18 Nov 2017


India-China hold first border talks since Doklam standoff resolution

India and China held their first meeting to discuss the border issues since the resolution of the Doklam Crisis.

23 Oct 2017

Xi Jinping

Chinese military gives thumbs up to Xi, Doklam-standoff's resolution

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given the thumbs up to the "safely resolved" 73-day-long Doklam standoff with Indian troops.

15 Oct 2017


Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

Despite ending the Doklam standoff, China has reportedly increased its troop presence close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

11 Oct 2017


Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

Following the Doklam standoff, the Indian Army has rushed to upgrade infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to prepare for similar encounters.

09 Oct 2017


China ready to maintain peace with India along the border

Following Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden visit to Nathu La post in Sikkim on the Sino-Indian border, China said it was ready to maintain peace with India jointly.

06 Oct 2017


China increases troop presence, widens road near Doklam standoff site

China continues to maintain a troop presence in an area close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India.

11 Sep 2017


After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

India is breathing a sigh of relief after concluding the Doklam standoff. However, questions remain on India's preparedness to deal with similar situations in the future.

07 Sep 2017


India should prepare for a two-front war: General Bipin Rawat

Providing his take on India's persistent threat from China and Pakistan, Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat stated that India should be prepared for a two-front war.

07 Sep 2017


How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man responsible for the resolution of the Doklam standoff, on terms favoring India.

05 Sep 2017


Following Doklam standoff, Government reviews infrastructure along Sino-Indian border

MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, MoS External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed the progress of infrastructure projects along the 1,126-km Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.

03 Sep 2017


Russia takes neutral stance over India-China Doklam standoff

Russia has taken a neutral stance on the recently resolved Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops.

31 Aug 2017


China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff

Barely two days have passed since India and China agreed to end the Doklam standoff, but Beijing is back to making inflammatory statements.

29 Aug 2017


Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

28 Aug 2017


India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam is coming to an end with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

27 Aug 2017


Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Speaking to students at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat stated that Doklam stand-off is a result of China attempting to change status quo.

22 Aug 2017


Chinese media: PLA live fire drills meant to awe India

Adding fuel to the fire around Doklam standoff has become a hobby of sorts for Chinese media.

22 Aug 2017

Indian Army

Govt. assessment finds war over Doklam won't benefit China

It's unlikely that China will benefit in a conflict with India arising from an escalation in the Doklam standoff, according to an Indian government assessment reported by Times of India.

21 Aug 2017


After racist video, Chinese media releases another one on Doklam

After releasing a racist anti-India video on Doklam last week, China's state-run Xinhua news agency seems to be going for a more mellow approach.

18 Aug 2017


Japan backs India, says Doklam status-quo must not change forcibly

Japan has endorsed India's position on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam, near the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction area.

18 Aug 2017


Doklam Standoff: Chinese state media mocks India with racist video

Chinese media has been warning and accusing India of wrongfully entering China's territory for over two months now.

13 Aug 2017


Doklam standoff: Amid heightened tension, Indian insulted at Shanghai airport

Indian and Chinese citizens seem to be facing the effects of heightened bilateral tension amid the months-long India-China standoff at Doklam.

10 Aug 2017


Defense ministry seeks Rs. 20,000cr for modernization amid Doklam standoff

The Indian defense ministry has requested the Centre to allocate it an "urgent" additional Rs. 20,000 crore for military modernization and day-to-day operating costs.

09 Aug 2017

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama invokes "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" over Doklam standoff

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama knows how difficult it is to deal with China.

06 Aug 2017


Is China gearing up for a war in Doklam?

Raising alarm bells for India, an article in the Chinese state-run daily Global Times has indicated that China may be planning a "small-scale military operation, to expel Indian troops lingering on its territory".

04 Aug 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma lashes out at Rahul Gandhi over meeting Chinese Envoy

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Rahul Gandhi for recently meeting with the Chinese ambassador amid the Doklam standoff.

03 Aug 2017


#SikkimStandoff: India rejects China's claims of troop withdrawal at Doklam

Indian government sources have rejected China's claims of a decrease in the number of Indian troops engaged in the standoff at Doklam, near Sikkim.

10 Jul 2017

Indian Army

Sikkim standoff: Did Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy during tension?

Did Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui during the Indo-China border stand-off in Sikkim or did he not? Seems to be a mystery.

07 Jul 2017


Sikkim stand-off: Know all about Panchsheel pact

Demanding immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam, China recently accused India of trampling on the Panchsheel pact.