Will find amicable solution to Doklam: India

Will find amicable solution to Doklam: India

With India-China military face-off in western Bhutan continuing on its 39th day, New Delhi said that it was committed to finding an “amicable resolution” acceptable to all the three countries.

V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that India was engaged with China through diplomatic channels to maintain “peace and tranquillity” in accordance with various bilateral agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, protocols and joint statements of 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2012 and 2013.

His comment came even as Beijing indicated that India must withdraw its troops from Doklam Plateau in Bhutan, if it wanted to have a “meaningful dialogue” with China.

Doval in Beijing
Amid the Sikkim standoff, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to attend BRICS top security officials meeting during which he is expected to hold talks with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi to resolve the issue.

Meanwhile, China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday accused the US and Australia of trying to escalate the Sino-India standoff to replicate the “South China Sea trick” and seek strategic benefits.

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