Doklam Standoff

The doklam standoff was between the armies of India and China after China attempted to extend a road from Yadong further southward on the Doklam plateau. It was started on 29th June 2017 after Bhutan protested the Chinese construction of a road in the disputed territory. On August 28, 2017, India and China mutually agreed to a speedy disengagement on the Doklam plateau

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Proud to follow on Sushma Swaraj's footsteps: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

01 Jun 2019

Proud to follow on Sushma Swaraj's footsteps: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

Newly-appointed External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in his first tweet after taking charge, said that he was "proud to follow on the footsteps" of senior BJP leader and his predecessor Sushma Swaraj.

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

18 Apr 2019

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.

Ajit Doval, Wang Yi hold India-China border talks

24 Nov 2018

Ajit Doval, Wang Yi hold India-China border talks

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 21st round of border talks in China's southwestern Sichuan province today.

India not lowering guard on border with China: Defense Minister

16 Sep 2018

India not lowering guard on border with China: Defense Minister

India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China while maintaining border peace in sync with the "Wuhan" spirit, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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

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".

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

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.

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

29 Jun 2018

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.

China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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.

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

30 Mar 2018

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

China said that it will soon resume sharing hydrological data of the Brahmaputra River with India on "humanitarian" grounds.

Nirmala Sitharaman: India ready for any situation in Doklam

27 Mar 2018

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."

China: Doklam belongs to us; construction activity is legitimate

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.

China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

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.

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

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.

Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

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.

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

02 Jan 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

India-China hold first border talks since Doklam standoff resolution

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.

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

23 Oct 2017

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.

Army seeks "Lego-like" modular bunkers to protect against enemy fire

17 Oct 2017

Army seeks "Lego-like" modular bunkers to protect against enemy fire

The Indian Army is reportedly looking to induct "Lego-like modular portable, bullet and blast-proof bunkers" to guard the nation's borders against China and Pakistan's assertiveness, the Economic Times has reported.

Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

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.

Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

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.

China ready to maintain peace with India along the border

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.

China increases troop presence, widens road near Doklam standoff site

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.

After Doklam, India speeds up border road construction along LAC

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Russia takes neutral stance over India-China Doklam standoff

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.

China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff

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.

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

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.

India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

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.

Expect more situations like Doklam: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

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.

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

22 Aug 2017

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.

Doklam standoff: 'India wants peace, China will make positive move'

21 Aug 2017

Doklam standoff: 'India wants peace, China will make positive move'

Amid the months-long Doklam standoff, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said China will "soon" make a positive move and the issue will be resolved soon.

After racist video, Chinese media releases another one on Doklam

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.