Border Escalation: China Asks India To Pull Out Troops

Beijing is angry with India because it feels that the later is interfering in China- Bhutan Issue. The dispute started on June 16 when Royal Bhutan Army stopped the PLA from building road in an area disputed with Bhutan. The Indian Army intervened two days later, only when the PLA ignored Bhutan’s protests. Bhutan, however, has no diplomatic ties with China and it is supported militarily and diplomatically by India.
This road if constructed will give China greater access to India’s strategically vulnerable “chicken’s neck”, a 20km (12-mile) wide corridor that links the seven north-eastern states to the Indian mainland.
A precondition has been set by china that is the Indian Army should pull back, for any meaningful dialogue.
On the standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs had said India was “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions and has conveyed to the Chinese government that such construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India”.
Chinese envoy said that India cannot encroach upon the territory of other countries on the ground of its ‘security concerns’.
This, experts say, that the Chinese are not raising tensions on the whole border but specifically on the Sikkim-Bhutan stretch.