China border standoff with India is a strategic Chinese move: US expert

China border standoff with India is a strategic Chinese move: US expert
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Washington: The stand-off between India and China soldiers in the Dokalam area could be part of China's "salami-slicing" tactics of making "inch-by-inch" changes to the status quo to slowly gain a strategic mile, a top American expert has said.

China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector near the Bhutan tri-junction for over three weeks after a Chinese Army's construction party attempted to build a road.

"I am concerned about the standoff on the border, as obviously are so many in India," Alyssa Ayres, a former State Department official under the Obama administration, told PTI.

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