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India withdrawing troops from disputed frontier, ending military standoff with China
August 28, 2017, 7:21 am

China and India, with a combined population of 2.7 billion, are members of the BRICS bloc [Xinhua]

Ending more than a month-long stand-off with Chinese troops near a three-way junction between Bhutan, China and India, the Indian Foreign Ministry on Monday said the two neighbours have begun to swiftly withdraw border forces from the disputed Donglang/Doklam area.

“In recent weeks, India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in respect of the incident at Doklam. On this basis expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site in Doklam has been agreed and is on-going,” an Indian Foreign Ministry statement said.

Beijing has responded to the statement confirming the withdrawal of Indian troops from the disputed zone.

Indian forces have already withdrawn to the Indian side of border, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said within minutes of the Indian government’s press briefing.

The recent stalemate involved over 200 soldiers each from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Indian Army standing just 100 meters (328 feet) apart at Donglang/Doklam, a plateau at the tri-junction where the borders of India, China and Bhutan meet.

Earlier in June, Indian Army troops stopped a road construction by the Chinese PLA, crossing over into Donglang, which is claimed by Beijing as Chinese territory.

At a meeting between the local army commanders from India and China at Nathu La in Sikkim on August 11, China insisted on the withdrawal of Indian Army troops from the disputed region.

The Indian statement of withdrawal of troops comes ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to China for the 9th BRICS annual Summit.

Official relations between the world’s two fastest growing economies have come a long way since the two fought a brief border war in 1962.

India has partnered with China on both the BRICS Bank and the AIIB.




4 Responses to India withdrawing troops from disputed frontier, ending military standoff with China

  1. Dr. Vivek jain Reply

    August 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations to two brother countries to have resolved the issue amicably. This is called civilizational wisdom. Good luck for future co-operation and may God take the co-operation to heights.

  2. Rajendra Jain Reply

    August 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Dr. Jain,

    Your support for India-China cooperation is amazing. I read your spirited reply to Mr.Jha for another article in this site. Hope, your reasoning had reached the Chinese decision makers.

    • Dr. Vivek jain Reply

      August 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you Ranjendra ji. Sometimes , in my humble view, common and ordinary people should raise voice. It is my firm view, that very ordinary people can make a difference to discourse & debate and India-China relationship, like China-US and India-US relationship is most important in 21st century for human race.

  3. Majawonkhe Reply

    August 31, 2017 at 3:14 am

    A good for both parties especially for the upcoming BRICS Congress that will …

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