China Strong-Arms Bhutan Over Doklam Through Back-channeling

The Dragon Says Bhutan has conceded to China that Doklam is not its territory, leaving Indian advancements illegal on all accounts.


As the Doklam stand-off enters the 8th week, the tension between India and China reaches to a record height. Both countries are working really hard on resolving the issue through diplomatic means and back-channeling but as the stand-off completes it's 50 days the situation gets worse with each passing day. 

The occasional confrontation at the border is quickly turning into a full blown governmental showdown. Emotions are running high on both the sides and governments are under an immense pressure. Threats of War and full blown confrontations are coming from the Chinese side on the daily basis now. With the president Xi proclaiming that PLA(People's Liberation Army) are capable of seeing off any invader of any capacity and Indian soldiers standing firmly their ground, the future doesn't look bright for the region. 

In the recent development, China conveyed to India and World Leaders that Bhutan has acknowledged the fact that Doklam is a part of China and not a part of its territory. China calls the region 'Doglang' and firmly maintain its authority over the region. This claim will weaken India's current stand on the tri-junction of India-China-Bhutan. 

In June this year, India stopped PLA from building a road in the region stating its displeasure with the increasing border activities along the tri-junction of the Doklam region. India maintains the stand that the region belongs to the small Himalayan Kingdom and is really sensitive to India as it falls in the tri-junction of the three countries. 

But this recent advancement involving Bhutan denying its claim over the region comes as a huge setback to India. The very foundation of India's occupation of the region comes crumbling down with this claim. 

With this crucial claim, China is hoping to pressurize India into submitting to its demands. We are already 50 days into the dispute. Now, Let us wait to see how far this can go while the consequences remain unseen. 

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