Since the two month face-off in which relations between Beijing and New Delhi have dipped alarmingly Bhutan has remained silent with not a word on the issue that has its two big neighbours nearly at war. China, through its official state news agency Xinhua, has unequivocally stated that "Doklam is Chinese territory and there is no doubt or dispute about it".
External affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, however, refused to comment whether there was reduction of Indian troops at the tri-junction between India-China-Bhutan, saying, "these are operational matters, whether on our side or on the other side".
"China will not allow the military standoff between China and India in Doklam to last for too long, and there may be a small-scale military operation to expel Indian troops within two weeks, Chinese experts said after six ministries and institutions made remarks on the incident within the past 24 hours", the article said.
"It is a war with an obvious result", the editorial pronounced.
Karat was critical of the "confused approach" of the Modi government regarding bilateral relations with China and neighbouring countries.
"The China-Bhutan boundary issue is one between China and Bhutan". India sent its troops to the region in a bid to halt China's construction of the road, and there has been a military standoff between the PLA and the Indian Army ever since.
"India must seriously consider ways to diffusethe situation with China And the key lies in our accepting that this issue is between Bhutan and China and leave it to the Bhutanese to handle it", said former general secretary CPI (M) Prakash Karat.
China in its turn alleges that Indian troops crossed the border at Sikkim in mid-June to stop the People's Liberation Army (PLA) from constructing a road in Donglang.
While the atmosphere in the region remains peaceful though tense, Indian troops are not favour of military action, The Hindu reported.
Both these aspects of tri-junction points and India-China boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector had been earlier addressed in a written common understanding reached between the SRs of India and China on the boundary question in December 2012, when then national security advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon was India's SR.
Meanwhile, New Delhi said it continues to engage with Beijing diplomatically to find a mutually-acceptable solution to the Doklam standoff.
India on Wednesday had reiterated that peace and tranquility along Indo-China border is an important prerequisite for smooth development of bilateral relations between the New Delhi and Beijing.
"The Modi government's hard line stance is sustained by neither laws nor strength".
"India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences. This administration is recklessly breaking worldwide norms and jeopardising India's national pride and peaceful development", the article read.
The document says that as of the end of July, more than 40 Indian border troops remained, down from more than 270 with weapons and two bulldozers who advanced more than 100 meters (yards) into Chinese territory on June 16.
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