May 2, 2013
Hostility is rising between India and China over their disputed Himalayan border and shared water resources. All of this comes just before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is scheduled to visit New Delhi next month.
China has reinforced its position in Daulat Bag Oldi (DBO) sector, 19km deep inside Indian territory, where they are getting regular supplies through trucks. According to reports sent to the Union home ministry, the Chinese side had adopted agressive posture during patrolling in the DBO sector, where they have picted five tents, and were refusing to end the face-off which has entered the third week. Nearly 40 PLA personnel are stationed in five tents in the area which is 70km south of Burtse of DBO sector and a banner reads “You are in Chinese territory”.
“China at this moment does not have anything to gain from asserting itself against India. If anything, as former Indian foreign minister Jaswant Singh puts it, China seems to pivot to Russia and India, even while it seems to adopt a more assertive attitude towards Japan and Southeast Asia,” Lei says.
Ashley Tellis, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said that “This one dramatically changes the status quo as the Chinese appear to have physically occupied new territory under Indian control,” he says, pointing out the Chinese picked an area where India has been attempting to ramp up defences.
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