Geopolitical implications

Border manoeuvres

Print edition : August 04, 2017

At the Nathu La pass, a file photograph. Photo: AFP/DIPTENDU DUTTA

A view of the Yam Dro Yum Tso lake on the Lhasa-Yadong route to Nathu La. China is constructing the new road because this road is too narrow for military manoeuvres. Photo: Atul Aneja

The standoff in Doklam is emblematic of a growing competition between India and China for a larger geopolitical role in Asia.
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