NEW DELHI: After a day of China and India’s worst military confrontation in decades ended, the government settled the negotiation from a position of strength because the army had enveloped the entire area and "had made enough provisions to neutralize the Chinese forces" as per the sources said.
For India because the location of the hotspot was advantageous it can move its soldiers faster to the border near Sikkim than China.
From the remote Doklam Plateau that is disputed territory for China and Bhutan, yesterday, China and India withdrew troops.
On account of the sensitivity of the situation government sources who cannot be named said that there is wide acknowledgement and had strategically surrounded" the flashpoint of "the sheer resilience of our armed forces who refused to give up, located at least 10,000 feet above sea level.
As China tiraded against India every day, warning of military escalation and of a repeat of the humiliating defeat of India by Beijing in 1962, the government kept its calm, their troops insisted that both sides should withdraw and said it had confidence in diplomatic dialogue.
Today, when asked if the plans to build the road in Doklam has abandoned by China, a government spokesperson said "We will make an overall assessment of the weather conditions and all related factors, and according to the actual circumstances complete construction plans." She reiterated that Chinese border troops were continuing their patrols in the area that is disputed by Beijing and Bhutan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to china for a summit of BRICS barely a week ahead the Doklam crisis ended which apart from India and China includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa.