China has in a hostile move positioned a submarine in the India Ocean Region as the month long tiff in the Doklam plateau between the Indian and Chinese army continues. Doklam which is also called Donglang is a region under the Chinese control and is also claimed by Bhutan and this is a place positioned at a tri-junction of India, Tibet and Bhutan. Doklam is near Nathu La pass through which China has blocked this year’s Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage over the border tension with India. According to the Ambassador of Bhutan to India, Vetsop Namgel, Bhutan has issued a demarche to China because China started construction of a road towards Bhutanese Army camp at Zomphlri in Doklam area and this is in violation of the agreement between the two countries. Doklam is a disputed territory and Bhutan has a written agreement with China which clearly states that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, harmony and calmness should be maintained in the region. Bhutan does not have any diplomatic ties with Beijing and China claims that China-Bhutan boundary is not demarcated and China does not want any third party to interfere in the matter and make unnecessary comments and activities. Chinese official claims that the area belong to China from ancient times and not to Bhutan or India. Chinese allege that Indian troops crossed the Sikkim border to its territory in order to make the visits of Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar smooth. There was tension between the two armies when Chinese army entered Indian Territory and attacked a bunker leading to altercation in which the Chinese army even destroyed an Indian bunker.
There are worrying signs in the Indian Ocean Regions and recently Indian satellites and naval assets spotted at least 14 Chinese Navy warships in the Indian Ocean region which included the latest Luyang-III or the Kunming class stealth destroyers. India is continuously monitoring the movement of the Chinese warships with the help of Indian satellites and long range maritime surveillance platforms. Indian Navy has been watching and recording movements of the Chinese Navy through long range surveillance platforms like the US made P81.