The Doka La standoff was never only about Doka La. India's steadfast resolve stemmed partly from having to protect the Siliguri corridor. It's not a negotiable factor.
So finally, it was only the poor yaks who paid the price for the 72-day-long standoff between India and China at Doka La.
Despite dark mutterings from across the disputed border, New Delhi decides to treat Chinese investment proposals with a “great deal of maturity”.
The official media and think tanks in China have said that "war is possible if the conflict between India and China is not handled properly."