Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that incidents like the ongoing stand-off in the Doklam area are likely to “increase” in future as China is attempting to “change the status quo” at its border with India.
According to a New Delhi based news gathering agency, Army Chief said, “The recent stand-off in the Doklam plateau by the Chinese side attempting to change the status quo are issues that we need to be wary about, and I think such kind of incidents are likely to increase in the future.”
General Rawat also said that transgressions across the Line of “Actual” Control do happen and they lead to some kind of misunderstanding between the forward troops.
General Rawat further stated, “However, we do have joint mechanisms in place to address such situations.”
General Rawat also said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC) passing through Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) “challenges” India’s sovereignty.”