Trump stares directly into the sun during solar eclipse, Twitter responds
Body found as Danish submarine man says missing woman died on board
OH judge shot, injured in ambush-style attack outside courthouse
Hearing Set for Turku, Finland, Knife Attack Suspect
Hurricane Kenneth a Cat 3 storm far off Mexican coast
Sikkim stand-off: India building up troops, repairing roads, alleges China
05 August 2017, 12:40 | Marta Robbins
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left is set to visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in September
The Chinese foreign ministry saidChina had previously notified India "out of kindness" on May 18 and June 8 through the border affairs working mechanism about plans to carry out roadworks in the area. However, he added that the government is prepared for action as it is its responsibility to ensure the security of its citizen and its territory.
The minister also clarified that the standoff between India and China at the tri-junction area should not only be looked from only Doklam's perspective but also with regard to the bilateral relationships between the two countries.
India fears that the road-building activity would allow Chinese troops to cut its access to the seven states in the Northeast.
Instead, China has quoted liberally from the 1890 treaty between Great Britain and China to buttress its claim.
In the latest development, China has accused India of building up troops near the border and making improvements to infrastructure.
On Wednesday, China's foreign ministry issued a 15-page statement detailing its position on the Doklam dispute.
India-China standoff at the Doklam is intensifying with every passing day.
China alleged that India's intrusion into its territory under the pretext of defending Bhutan's territorial claims, has not only violated Beijing's territorial sovereignty, but also challenged Bhutan's sovereignty and independence.
Earlier on Thursday, Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi Liu Jinsong told media, "Right now, I can tell you that there are 48 Indian military guards in our territory of Donglang (Doklam)". Unlike Pakistan, which is considered a less formidable adversary in spite of its nuclear weapons and has more to lose in a war, India knows a conflict with China can lead to incalculable harm to both the economy and the geography. India said its troops were attempting to urge the Chinese forces not to change "the status quo" and that any construction would have "serious security implications for India".
China and Bhutan have been engaged in negotiations and consultations to resolve their boundary issue since the 1980s.
In an interview with the Hindu, Joshua T. White, a former top diplomat in the Obama administration, made clear that Washington would not remain on the sidelines in the event of a clash between India and China.
Rejecting the demand by some opposition parties to step up military presence along the border where it is locked in a face-off with China, Swaraj said wisdom lay in resolving the issue diplomatically.
Last month, China's Defense Ministry warned India "not to harbor any illusions about the the disputed territory".
Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan
For an extra $US8.25 per device per month, Surface Plus business buyers will also get the Office 365 suite. If businesses choose the 24-month term, they can upgrade their devices after 12 months.
Rahul Gandhi visits flood-affected Lakhimpur in Assam
From Lakhimpur , Rahul Gandhi flew to Silchar to attend the funeral of Congress veteran Santosh Mohan Deb who died on Wednesday. Extolling the BJP, Shah said with BJP coming to power the country has moved towards development. "This is absolutely false.
Skype And PayPal Join Forces For Easy Money Transfer
Skype's recent redesign may be the source of much divisiveness, but that isn't stopping Microsoft from adding new features . And it's doing so by partnering with former rivals, including Apple , as well as Visa and MasterCard , among others.
Minneapolis School Explosion Causes Partial Collapse; 2 Missing
The Fire Department also confirmed that it had recovered two bodies in the wreckage, but it did not disclose their identities. MINNEAPOLIS-Multiple people are trapped after an explosion and collapse at the Minnehaha Academy Upper School in Minneapolis.
Apple Rings In Higher Earnings On iPhone Sales
The tech giant sold 41m iPhones during the quarter and 11.4m iPads , a 15 per cent increase on the same period past year . Apple sold 41 million iPhones during the quarter, plus the company reduced inventory by more than 3 million units.