The commentary read, "The Indian side is deluded if it thinks that China is about to negotiate with an invading force while its national territorial integrity remains infringed indefinitely".
UK-based Indian-origin Desai, who is also a Labour Peer in the British House of Lords, observed that if a war is to break out in the two theatres, it will see the United States and India on one side and China on the other.
In the same interview, Desai also foresaw that the war will break in many areas and that the United States would soon join India in this clash, elaborating further that the United States and India will need each other's support to rise against China.
The Defense Ministry's direct dialogue with the Indian media showed apparently the ministry's intention to clear the hawkish fog and to send a goodwill signal to India - and only to India, since the ministry didn't make the information public to China's domestic media. China has been insisting that India withdraws its troops from Doklam where both sides have been locked in a almost two-month stand-off. By kidnapping an unrelated third party to stir up troubles in the border area, India seeks to obstruct border negotiations between China and Bhutan.
At Bhutan's request, Indian troops crossed the border to stop the construction and "formed a human chain to physically prevent the Chinese from working", says the Indian Express.
This is published unedited from the IANS feed.
"We should exhibit unity to push China back", he said. The Global Times editorial which focuses on worldwide issues from Chinese official perspective, while drawing a parallel with 1962 Sino-India war to present situation wrote, "India made constant provocations at the China-India border in 1962". China's Foreign Ministry railed against what it called India's "irresponsibility and recklessness" on August 3.
"We are not making any comments on the political scenario", said a Xiaomi spokesperson when queried if the China-India issue is affecting their business.
Different from the previous standoffs that happened at parts of the border contested by both countries, the military deployment by India this time, which even in its own words is on foreign soil - India says Donglang is territory disputed by China and Bhutan - has sabotaged long-standing agreements and understandings the two sides have worked hard to build over the years.
The news generated an outcry in the Indian Parliament, with Balraj Madhok calling for the government to take a hard line. As first reported by TOI on Sunday, China has reached out to the Nepal government on the Doklam issue here in Delhi and also in Beijing and Kathmandu.
"If a war occurs, China's self-propelled and rocket artilleries will seize the advantage, becoming the sword of Damocles hovering over the head of Indian troops", he added.
It alleged that India invented excuses to justify illegal action since the incident of border crossing broke out while also calling India's security concerns over China's road-building activity as ill-founded. We need the best possible ambassadors on the scene.Our military ties to India need to be on watch.