Sikkim standoff can not be resolved through Interlocutors, says China

China warns India of 'serious consequences' over border

China tells India to cease making excuses and withdraw its troops

"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.

Desai's comment has come at a time when both the nations are exchanging heated arguments in regard to the ongoing standoff in Doklam, lying in the tri-junction region of Bhutan, China and India."Even today, nobody is contemplating that the whole Doklam thing could break anytime".

Earlier, China had emphatically rejected India's interference in its ongoing boundary dispute with Bhutan in the Doklam area and again urged New Delhi to withdraw unconditionally and end the almost two-month long stand-off.

China has stepped up its rhetoric in an increasingly tense border row with India, hinting at the possibility of military action in a propaganda push that analysts are calling "genuinely troubling".

Speaking of the standoff and the prior warnings that China had given India, Hu said: "India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences".

The tensions are occurring between a 3,500km land border with China in the Indian State of Sikkim, reports Reuters. The standoff started after China attempted to build a road in Bhutanese territory and Indian soldiers stopped them.

Early in June, according to the Chinese interpretation of events, Indian guards crossed into China's Donglang region and obstructed work on a road on the plateau.

With India, the U.S. and China forming a "very combustible mixture right now", the fate of the ongoing Doklam standoff would largely depend upon events in the South China Sea, noted commentator on global affairs, Meghnad Desai has said. When asked about the possibility of any backchannel discussions with the U.S. on the Doklam standoff, Desai said that there were not just backchannel negotiations in play but it was being dealt with at the highest level by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who talk directly to each other.

But he is also gearing up for a key party congress later this year, at which he is expected to further consolidate his grip on power - making him unwilling to appear weak by backing down in the current dispute, said politics professor Yvonne Chiu, who researches China's military at Hong Kong University.

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. We believe that the PLA has made sufficient preparation for military confrontation.

An editorial in the state-run Global Times said Modi should be aware of the "overwhelming" strength of the People's Liberation Army which is capable of "annihilating" Indian troops in Doklam.

The trespassing Indian troops reached as many as 400 people at one point.

As of the end of July, there were still over 40 Indian border troops and one bulldozer illegally staying in Chinese territory.

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