Defence Minister while speaking to CNN NEWS 18 said that she does not feel Doklam will repeat itself. She further said that India has made a process of engagements with China at various levels.
” I certainly say that there is no Doklam two that I can think of. But, at various levels, the engagement is going on,” she said.
“You have established processes. There is a permanent representative who had worked (for) about 20 different sets of meetings. Then you have border personnel meeting, the flag officers’ meetings. All this and recently the Army Chief has also come out to say that we have resumed these talks. We are continuously engaging at various levels,” Sitharaman as said to Times news network.
India and China were on a 73 day standoff at Doklam last year. The forces were disengaged after mutual decision.
Defence minster further said that she doesn’t mean that we have to complacent nor she meant that we can relax. We have to be alert. We have to be conscious of every minute of what happens or what not happened in our borders.