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Doval meets Chinese NSA amid threats of increased troop deployments

As China threatened to increase troops and military hardware deployment in Doklam, India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing today on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa) summit is being attended by the all the top security officials from member countries. Doval and Jiechi had one-on-one talks during their meeting. However, it is not yet known if the two discussed the deteriorating situation in Doklam. Sources said that Doklam must have been one of the things that would have been discussed since China is getting increasingly agitated with the border issue at Doklam. India has refused to budge from its position, as it has found that China is undertaking construction activities in the area, which would be a threat to India’s security.

India’s stand on Doklam is also to protect Bhutan’s interest since Doklam is a part of Bhutan. However, China is forcefully trying to gain control over the area. Bhutan does not have the resources to fight China, which is why India is providing the necessary protection. The border standoff at Doklam has been going on for more than a month now and the situation is getting worse with every passing day. China has economic and military interests in the area, which is why it is trying to gain control over the area.

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