Amid the India-China standoff over Doklam, heightened Chinese activities have been reported across the worldwide border in two Himachal Pradesh districts adjacent to the region where Beijing is building roads.
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. Providing the details of the July 28 meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi for the first time, Chinese Foreign Ministry told PTI that the two officials exchanged views on BRICS cooperation, bilateral relations and relevant major problems.
Speaking on the Doklam standoff, reports quoted Chinese foreign ministry as saying that both sides had agreed on the boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector on May 10, 2006, which was in line an 1890 treaty signed by Great Britain and China.
India has said it warned China the road construction would have serious security implications.
It said Indian troops "transgressing" into Chinese territory was "indeed a real attempt to change the status quo of the boundary, and it has gravely undermined peace and tranquility of the China-India border area". Bhutan had protested to China, saying that the area belonged to it and accused Beijing of violating agreements to maintain status quo until it is resolved. The fact sheet said the standoff occurred in an area where there is a clear and delimited boundary. "With multiple nationalities, religions and languages, plus intense internal conflicts and a strong centrifugal force pushing against national unity, India needs an external enemy as distraction", the report said.
The fact sheet said that no such attempt would be tolerated by any sovereign state.
"Tri-junction boundary points between India, China and third countries will be finalised in consultation with the concerned countries", the Indian Foreign Ministry had said.
"But the Indian side not only has not taken any actual steps to correct its mistake, it has concocted all sorts of reasons that don't have a leg to stand on, to make up excuses for the Indian military's illegal crossing of the border".
The writer also alleged that India is illegally occupying large swathes of Chinese territory and fears that the Chinese army would retake it.
It said Beijing has "sought to communicate with India through diplomatic channels to resolve the incident" with "a prerequisite" that India should "immediately and unconditionally withdraw its trespassing border troops back to the Indian side of the boundary".