India downplays reports of Chinese build-up in Doklam

India downplays reports of Chinese build-up in Doklam

Amid reports of Chinese People's Liberation Army building military infrastructure in Doklam Plateau, India on Friday said that it had existing mechanism to resolve any misunderstanding with China.

New Delhi also said that the government was keeping a constant watch on "developments" along the disputed Sino-Indian border.

"We are keeping constant vigil on the developments which have a bearing on security of India and taking all necessary steps," Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said.

"The two sides (India and China) do have and have used established mechanism to resolve any misunderstanding," said Kumar.

Mischievous

The government had on Thursday reiterated that status quo had not been altered at the scene of last year's face-off between Indian Army and the PLA in Doklam Plateau.

"Any suggestion to the contrary is inaccurate and mischievous," Kumar said in a statement on Thursday.

The MEA statement came after recent reports in a section of the media suggested that Chinese PLA had built a full-fledged military base in Doklam Plateau.

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