The dokalam standoff continue with Chinese soldiers facing an equal number of Indian soldiers on the tri junction. They are just 250 metres away from each other and the Chinese media has published so many lies in the past weeks regarding India’s stand and China’s government’s changing stands on India’s issue.
A chinese expert is quoted saying, “The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops’ incursion into Chinese territory for too long. If India refuses to withdraw, China may conduct a small-scale military operation within two weeks,” said Hu Zhiyong, a Chinese research expert.
Hu is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said, “If India refuses to withdraw, China may conduct a small-scale military operation within two weeks”.
China recently had an exercise in Tibet with all its military equipments and soldiers moved in Tibet. And it was widely publicized over social media so as to create a propaganda surrounding the war. Zhao Gancheng, director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute told Global times that, “The exercises are a sign that China could use military means to end the standoff and the chances of doing so are increasing as the Indian side is still saying one thing and doing another,”.
The Global times also reported in an editorial that, ‘India is publicly challenging a country that is far superior in strength. India’s recklessness has shocked Chinese”.
It further said, “Maybe its regional hegemonism in South Asia and the Western media comments have blinded New Delhi into believing that it can treat a giant to its north in the way it bullies other South Asian countries.”Stating that it is a war with an obvious result in favour of China, the editorial said, “Indian border troops are no rival to People’s Liberation Army field forces. But, if a war spreads, the PLA is perfectly capable of annihilating all Indian troops in the border region.”