The decision to build the road at the trijunction had been taken by PLA officers of four-star rank. They did not understand the sensitivity of what they were attempting to do.
PLA has warned Beijing that diluting stance on Doklam would embolden other countries.
Pakistan army is convinced that Beijing has shed any earlier notions of neutrality between New Delhi and Islamabad, and has become fully aligned with Pakistan in practice.
As yet the Central government seems unaware of the extent to which there has been GHQ-ISI penetration of so-called Hindu outfits.
Those eager to ensure friction, want Trump to bring up issues that impinge on India’s sovereignty, aware that Modi would react strongly to any such efforts.