Dispute deepening fast
It is over two months that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is confronting the Indian army at Doklam. When the Indian troops prevented the PLA from building a strategic road in Bhutanese territory in mid-June and China threatened India to withdraw its troops "from our territory" or face a consequence that would be worse than that of 1962, they thought India would give in and retreat hastily. This has not happened. The Indian soldiers have dug in their heels at Doklam and by now China has realised that New Delhi is in no mood to withdraw troops and leave the Chinese in possession of Bhutan's territory.