9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 23, 2017

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The Doklam miscalculation: 

The Doklam miscalculation:  Context The ongoing stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Doklam tri-junction area looks like a calculated provocation, the underlying strategic motives as also the timing of this action, remain unclear. Is it a warning to India about its deepening US relationship; or a move to prise Bhutan out of the … Continue reading “The Doklam miscalculation: “

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No signs of Chinese build-up: 

No signs of Chinese build-up:  Context China echoed its demand that Indian troops should pull out from the Doklam plateau in Bhutan by pointing to Beijing’s concerns regarding the revamp of India’s border infrastructure. Explanation Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that there would be “utter chaos” if Chinese troops entered Indian territory in … Continue reading “No signs of Chinese build-up: “

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