Dokalam: Bun­dle of Chi­nese Lies

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

re­jects as in the case of the McMa­hon Line, for in­stance. It now ar­gues that the 1890 Bri­tish In­dia-China treaty on the Ti­bet-Sikkim bor­der ex­tends to Bhutan too, even though nei­ther Sikkim nor Bhutan were a party. China is dis­tort­ing the con­tent of Nehru’s 1959 let­ter to Chou En Lai which, while ac­cept­ing that the Sikkim-Ti­bet bound­ary had been set­tled,refer­stothe­un­set­tledtri-junc­tion with Bhutan. China refers se­lec­tively to the 2006 talks be­tween the Special Rep­re­sen­ta­tives(SRs)an­domits­men­tion­ingth­e2012­pact­be­tweenSRsthat the tri-junc­tion would be set­tled in ne­go­ti­a­tions with third coun­try in­volve­ment (Bhutan) and un­til then the sta­tus quo will be main­tained. China’s hege­monic am­bi­tions fu­elled by its eco­nomic power and


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