1. What is the Current Row?
In June this year, China refused to allow entry of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims into its territory through the Nathu La Pass on the Sikkim border. The Home Ministry took note of the situation and asked the border authorities for a clarification.
China accused India of sending its authorities into its territories which was the reason for Beijing to close the Nathu La Pass route.
Later, India accused China of constructing a road in the disputed territory Doklam plateau, which lies in Bhutan. The Royal Bhutanese Army also raised concerns over the construction of the road in its territory. China, however, claims that Doklam plateau, an 89 square km pasture that falls close to Chumbi valley at the corner of India-Bhutan-China tri-junction and is not very far from the Sikkim sector, is within its territory.
Soon, there was a standoff between troops of both countries with PLA and Indian Army sending immediate reinforcements to the region.