Chinese actions suggest more Doklam-like incidents could take place: ex-top commanders

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 15, 2018 12:14:37 am

Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam and both the countries have been holding talks to resolve the issue.

The trajectory of Chinese actions suggests that there could be more Doklam-like incidents in the future and the Indian Army needs to build infrastructure in vulnerable border areas to prepare for it, two former top military commanders said Friday.

Lt Gen (retd) Praveen Bakshi, who was heading the Army’s eastern command when India and China were involved in a standoff in Doklam, said he was grateful to the government as it gave him a free hand to take action as he deemed appropriate to stop the Chinese.

Talking about Doklam, Chumar and Demchok standoffs between the Indian and Chinese troops over the last few years, Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd), who is a former Northern Army Commander, said the three incidents were different and the motivations behind them may also be probably different, but there was some common pattern emerging.

While both countries have been carrying out patrolling in these areas to show their claims, what is increasingly being seen in these incidents are the Chinese attempts at use of force to reinforce their claims, he said at a panel discussion at the India International…

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