Has India become successful in Doklam dispute?
India cannot fight with China at the present stage, even though, India has created a dispute with China which is not for India's own cause but on Bhutan's case. India had wanted to move its military force in Bhutan and she got a clue to mobilize her military in the name of protecting Bhutan's sovereignty. India-China face-off in Doklam is strategically important for the Indian leaders. Among the new generation population in Bhutan, the anti-Indian sentiment is growing and they want to get rid of the strong influence of India. Also the political leaders in Bhutan are trying to end the Indian hegemony and also trying to establish diplomatic relations with China, Bhutan's immediate neighbour, India has mobilized military to stop Bhutan from going out of Indian hands. The Bhutani leaders and media are keeping mum at the time when the media and academicians from India and China are engaged in verbal war against each other. Bhutan-China relations: Several rounds of meetings have already been held between Bhutan and China and Bhutan is learnt to have ready to give up her claim with the hope of improving relations with China. In reward, Bhutan is going to get a big portion of disputed land claimed by both China and Bhutan, say experts. The Indian intention: In reality, India doesn't want a war in which she is going to be defeated, however, India wants to give a message to its population that India can even challenge China. This is an act to attract votes by the present ruling party in India. By demonstrating face-off with the Chinese military, India has already achieved her goals and now it is trying to find a clue for face-saving. Climate-wise also, the Indian military cannot remain in Doklam Plateau for more than one month as snowfall is going to start there. Logistic support for the Indian troops can be challenging for India due to the poor connectivity, whereas, from the Chinese side, there is strong connectivity upto the border points. Therefore, the Indian troops are sure to return soon. Lesson for Nepal: By violating international norms and even the UN Charter, the Indian troops have entered in the Chinese territory. The Indian troops have entered in Bhutan in the name of safeguarding Bhutan's sovereignty. In the 70s, India had annexed sovereign country Sikkim. From such acts, Nepal should take lessons about the real intention of India. Nepal is passing through decades of transitional period which is because of Western-Indian intervention in Nepal. India had sponsored the Nepali Maoists to destabilize Nepal. India has been able to establish an Indiapuppet government here. The Indian plan is to keep Nepal under the Bhutani status, which our leaders,
intellectuals and academicians have to understand. Therefore, Nepal should seek ways for economic prosperity by joining hands with China and by reducing Nepal's sole dependency on India. Economic prosperity will strengthen essential organs needed to run a nation state, which is important to strengthen national sovereignty and independence. There are two choices left for the Nepalis – one, developing economic partnership with China and making a prosperous Nepal, another is developing further alliance with India and transforming Nepal into Bhutan and even at the worst case, making another Sikkim!