Doklam standoff: India increases troops on border to counter China's threat


India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier.

Indian and Chinese troops have been embroiled in the seven-week confrontation on the Doklam plateau, claimed by both China and India's tiny ally, Bhutan. The sources, who were briefed on the deployment, said they did not expect the tensions, involving about 300 soldiers on each side standing.....

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