"Less­chanceof waronDok­lam dis­pute"

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Dr Khadga KC, In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions Depart­ment, Trib­hu­van Uni­ver­sity, said that there is only five per­cent chance of war be­tween In­dia and China on the Dok­lam dis­pute. In an in­ter­view to the STV Chat in the Sa­gar­matha TV, KC said that China, by fight­ing with In­dia will not gain more height as she has al­ready de­feated In­dia in 1962 in a humiliating man­ner. In 1962, the Peo­ple's Repub­lic of China was just es­tab­lished and the Chi­nese econ­omy was not sound like to­day. Even at that time, China was able to de­feat In­dia and to­day, China is well equipped in all sec­tors, he an­a­lysed. China is the coun­try com­pet­ing with the USA and In­dia is not a coun­try to com­pete with China, he ob­served. Se­condly, the Dok­lam dis­pute is not a dis­pute be­tween In­dia and China. In­dia is there on the dis­pute be­tween Bhutan and China. The In­dian stand­point on the Dok­lam dis­pute is thus weak, that the In­di­ans know bet­ter about the in­ter­na­tional norms, he said. Fur­ther­more, In­dia is say­ing that she wanted to pro­tect Bhutan's sovereignty but Bhutan has re­mained silent. Ex­cept from a diplo­matic note, Bhutan has not spo­ken in favour of In­dia, he said and added that Bhutan has per­formed ex­cel­lent diplo­matic role, which Nepal has to learn. He ex­plained that Bhutan has not liked the In­dian mil­i­tary pres­ence on her soil. Bhutan, in fact, wants to be­come free from In­dia and is will­ing to de­velop diplo­matic re­la­tions with China, he said. Nepal should take lessons from Bhutan's case, he re­marked and added that Kala­pani is our dis­puted area and if the In­dian troops or the Chi­nese troops will come to Kala­pani, what should we do! Whether our se­cu­rity or­gans have done any home­work on this, he ques­tioned.

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