China began building a road through the Doklam plateau toward India. The Doklam is a highly contested region high in the Himalayas. Both Bhutan and China have laid claim to the region.
Since India is Bhutan’s ally, and the Chinese are headed straight toward India, Bhutan asked New Delhi for help. In response, India deployed approximately 300 soldiers to face off against the Chinese.
Beijing responded to the Indian presence in the Doklam with a threat.
China is demanding that India pull its troops out of the contested region, warning New Delhi not “to push your luck”.
China is notorious for grabbing land that doesn’t belong to them.
Tibet is a perfect example. Although it is legally considered an independent state, China has occupied Tibet since 1950, calling it Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China.
It seems unlikely that China will stop its expansion into neighboring regions.
DC Gazette reports:
China tells India not ‘to push your luck’ and pull back troops from Doklam plateau amid rising tension.
China has demanded that India pull back its troops from a contested region high in the Himalayas, warning New Delhi not “to push your luck” amid a festering border dispute.
According to Indian officials, about 300 soldiers from either side face each other about 150 metres apart on the Doklam plateau, an area also claimed by India’s ally Bhutan.