India wary as China takes up Doklam issue with Nepal


NEW DELHI: China’s diplomatic blitz to counter India’s position on Doklam standoff high up in the Himalayas continues, with its mission here briefing Nepal authorities about the dispute.

China’s decision to discuss the issue with Nepal is significant because, first, India shares a tri-junction with Nepal and China in a disputed area and, second, Nepal is one country in the neighbourhood India is struggling to maintain its sphere of influence.