Washington: A top US defense expert has said that India is behaving like a matured power in the wake of the Doklam deadlock, while China seems to be behaving like a bogus teen. From June 16, there is a standoff between India and China in the Dokalam region. Dokalam is Bhutan’s land, but China is making a claim on it. This stalemate started when Indian soldiers stopped the People’s Liberation Army from making roads in this area. Since then, the Chinese media and its officials are trying to create a war-like atmosphere by giving provocative statements.
Praising the behavior of India in this entire episode, Professor James R. Holmes of the prestigious Naval War College said, “So far New Delhi has done the right things. Neither has he ran back in the controversy nor has he responded with increasingly speeches like perching. Holmes said, “India is behaving like a matured force, while China seems to be behaving like a bitter teenager.
Holmes said that he was surprised that China wants to keep the border dispute alive with its largest neighboring country. Holmes said, “If China wants to show aggression in the maritime areas, then it should make its ground boundaries so secure that when it does not have to worry about the ground aggression shown towards its neighbors.”
Professor Holmes said, “On the basis of logical analysis of cost and profit, it is not logical to hinder India in the Himalayas.” When he was asked why the US remained silent for so long, then Professor Holmes said that the present administration has so much to do at this time. He said, ‘It is also possible that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his advisers do not want to include the United States in this dispute. If the dispute increases, it is likely that the US will come forward in support of India.