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    Why China wants to maintain huge presence of troops at Doklam

    By Vicky
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    In a bid to ascertain its rights at Doklam, China has hinted at maintaining a sizable presence of its troops in the area.

    India and China resolved the 73-day tense standoff on August 28 at Doklam area after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) stopped building a strategic road close to India's narrow Chicken Neck area connecting to North-Eastern states. Bhutan also claims the Doklam area to be its part.

    Why China wants to maintain huge presence of troops at Doklam

    India objected to the road building by the PLA, saying that it endangered the security of the narrow corridor.

    According to official accounts, both China and India in the past used to withdraw troops from the advanced regions of that area during the winter which is harsh.

    "Donglong (Doklam) is Chinese territory," Col Wu Qian, spokesman of the Chinese ministry of defence said today when asked about reports that PLA continues to maintain a sizable number of troops close to the Doklam standoff area and doing away with the practice of vacating the place during winter.

    "Based on this principle we will decide on the deployment of troops on our own," he said without elaborating.

    The continued presence of Chinese troops near Yatung close to Doklam reportedly prompted India too to maintain its troops' presence there.

    While it is not clear whether the issue figured in the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) talks between India and China here on November 17, officials said the meeting reviewed the situation in all sectors of India-China border and exchanged views on enhancing Confidence Building Measures (CBMS) and military contacts.

    It was the first meeting after the Doklam standoff.

    Asked whether the two sides made progress to establish hotlines between the two militaries to avert a crisis like Doklam, Wu said both sides are in touch on this issue.
    He, however, clarified that the hotline can't be between the two military headquarters as China no longer has a military central office after the recent reforms.

    At the WMCC meeting, the two sides discussed maintaining peace and stability and border exchanges, Wu said, adding that both sides will keep in contact with each other.

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