Doklam standoff day 50: China says military action against India in 2 weeks
China is likely to undertake a small military operation to expel Indian troops at Doklam. The Chinese media reported that such action would be taken in two weeks time.
The standoff at Doklam has entered into the 50th day.
"The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops' incursion into Chinese territory for too long. If India refuses to withdraw, China may conduct a small-scale military operation within two weeks," state-owned Global Times quoted Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, as saying. Hu, however, added that China will inform India's foreign ministry before undertaking any such operation.
China Central Television (CCTV) on Friday reported that Tibet military region conducted live fire exercises in recent days in Tibet.
The exercises are a sign that China could use military means to end the standoff and the chances of doing so are increasing as the Indian side is still saying one thing and doing another," Zhao Gancheng, director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, told the Global Times.