Doklam Standoff: India, China to withdraw troops from Doklam
Doklam Standoff: India, China to withdraw troops from Doklam
AFP 2017 DIPTENDU DUTTA
28 Agosto, 2017, 17:54
In a significant shift to the diplomatic relation, both India and China have agreed to disengage border personnel at Doklam in Sikkim border, said India's Ministry of External Affairs.
India said both sides had agreed and have begun the process to withdraw their troops from Doklam.
China has blamed Indian soldiers of trespass and has said that the road was being built on its sovereign soil.
China's president is about to host India's prime minister, among others, at a summit this weekend.
China has invited the leaders of Thailand, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Egypt and several other nations to the Xiamen conference. Modi had earlier met Chinese Premier Xi Jinping in an informal BRICS discussion on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg even as the standoff was going on.
In a major development on the Doklam issue, both sides have chose to withdraw their Army. This, despite strident rhetoric, especially from China, and especially from its state-backed media.
She claimed that the western section of India-China border has not yet been demarcated and till then both countries have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area.
Doklam is a few kilometres away from India's strategically important Chicken's neck, only passage which connects mainland India with its northeastern part. "We hope India can earnestly abide by historical relations and norms governing the global law based on the mutual respect of sovereignty to uphold the peace tranquillity of the border with India". Bhutan co-operates closely with India in determining its foreign policy, and the Indian Army is involved in the training of its armed forces. Dispute actually lies between, Beijing and Bhutan.
However, the Indian bilingual public broadcaster DD News in its Hindi language bulletin said, "Both China and India have made a decision to call back their militaries from Doklam".
Summary: Months long Doklam stand-off ends.
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