Indian, Chinese troops exchange candies at Nathu La pass

Michele Moreno
August 16, 2017

As India celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, Chinese media called India a typical example of regional hegemon, which controls the South Asian countries like Bhutan and Nepal amid military standoff at Sikkim.

The Indian military declined to comment on the incident.

"The confrontation between the rival soldiers took place on the north bank of the Pangong Tso (Tso means lake) in eastern Ladakh, two-thirds of which is controlled by China as it extends from Tibet to India, early on Tuesday morning", Times of India reported.

"India's hard-line leadership is attempting to take advantage of structural conflicts between Beijing and Washington".

Indian and Chinese soldiers have been engaged in a standoff in Doklam for over a months now.

In this Sunday, June 17, 2016, photo, an Indian tourist rides on a horse back at the Pangong lake high up in Ladahak region of India.

Apparently stealing a leaf from Srinagar streets, the Indian and Chinese armies have resorted to stone pelting on each other.

The editorial also blamed India for not allowing Bhutan to establish diplomatic relations with five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a relationship that no large country has with a small country till this day. With a Major-General level meeting by the Indian and Chinese armies on Friday last yielding no conclusive result, the face-off threatens to continue.

He also said India is fast progressing towards self-sustainability and the youth must contribute in country's development.

The United States has said that it wants India and China to sit down and have a direct dialogue to resolve their issues. The Chinese Vice Premier will inaugurate the construction of the erstwhile nine-storey Royal Palace, which China had pledged to rebuild after it was devastated by the quake in April 2015, official sources said.

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