India and China border standoff enters third week


Ever since India sent its troops across the Sikkim section of the border into Donglang area of China on June 18, sparking a tense face-off between soldiers of the two countries, no progress has been made in dissolving the tensions.

India has begun consolidating its position for a "long haul" by pitching tents and getting additional troops and supplies at the standoff point with Chinese troops in Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction.

But on the new national services tax or GST, it wrote, "The new tax regime is expected to give a boost to the "Make in India" initiative because it is aimed at unifying various state and central taxes into a single tax system, thus laying the foundation for a common national market and improving India's manufacturing competitiveness". Two, in their relationship, India and China must not allow differences to become disputes.

In the midst of the standoff, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping warmly greeted each other Friday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg. "The India-China relationship by now has acquired so many dimensions and so much substance that reducing it to black and white argumentation can not be a serious proposition", Jaishankar said. India and Bhutan say the road is being built on Bhutanese soil.

China has been repeatedly calling for immediate withdrawal of the Indian troops from the area.

New Delhi and Beijing are locked in heated verbal exchanges over a slice of land near the narrow passage that connects India's northeast states with the rest of the country - a strategic link called the Siliguri Corridor but more commonly known as the "Chicken's Neck." This has undermined the political basis for bilateral relations.

And few things inflame passions in Beijing like the Dalai Lama, who has been based in Dharamsala, India, for decades. He was also asked about a photograph tweeted by the India's Ministry of External Affairs showing the two leaders in conversation with interpreters, Geng stuck to his stand. But India may overestimate the influence of Tibetan exiles. The space for Tibetan separatists has been largely squeezed as more Western countries have snubbed the Dalai Lama.

Chinese experts have warned India against partaking in a "two-front conflict" with China and Pakistan, as the latest in a series of statements that have appeared in the media on the month-long border standoff between the two countries.

"It is a likely from time to time that there are differences".

Giving a larger picture of India-China relations, he said in his speech the that "big debate is about the opportunities and risks that emanate from this twin rise". "However, New Delhi views both the incident and its actions quite differently", it said.