Doka La border standoff: China has a history of provoking India in the run up to BRICS
After a long stalemate on the Sikkim border, India and China finally decided to “uncouple” their troops from Doka on Monday. The final resolution of the dispute, which began in June after India opposed the construction of the road in China along the Doka, occurs only a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made China for the Summit BRICS.
Development is also important because the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that India had “slapped its own face” with the decision to build a road near Lake Pangong in Ladakh and that it would only increase the Doka conflict the BRICS provided has been a source of concern in the India-China relationship. In recent years, China has used the period prior to the BRICS to score brownie points in India.
On September 29, 2016, India led the surgical strike against militant rockets in occupied Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Fifteen days later India held the BRICS Summit in Goa. While issuing the joint statement on security, however, media reports suggested that China opposes India’s insistence to add the name of the Pakistan-based terrorist team as Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
At the time of the last BRICS Summit, China has also blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, which is a lifeline in the northeastern region of India. September 30, 2016, Xinhua reported that Tibet has blocked a tributary of Yarlung Zangbo (Brahmaputra As is known in China) as part of its 4.95 billion yuan hydroelectric project.
And it was not the first time that China had engaged in the construction of a dam in Brahmaputra. In 2013, India complained in China of its hydropower projects that are damaging the Indian basins. In the context of the BRICS 2015 Summit in Russia, China, which has tried to expand its influence in the Indian Ocean region through the “pearl necklace” strategy, criticized India and said that the Indian Ocean can not be the courtyard of New Delhi.
High-level teacher Zhao Yi said India had a “special role to play in stabilizing the Indian Ocean region”, but it could not be considered as its backyard. Zhao also said that “it was not appropriate” to assert that the ocean could be the backyard of India, “otherwise, how to explain the right navigation by the Russian, American and Australian armies there,” he said.
Fifteen days before Modi and Xi will meet in Fortezela in Brazil, China, May 28, 2014, came out with a map showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in Chinese territory. This incident also becomes important as the map is unveiled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Panchasheel Agreement.
A month before the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, China calls the capital of India, New Delhi, the ‘rape capital of the world. “A report from Xinhua citing a warning from the Chinese embassy warned its citizens in the India to avoid “sites of uncertainty” and to report to the police and embassy in case of emergency.