Monday, 28 August 2017

India and China end two-month border face-off in the Himalayas



India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in a border area high in the Himalayas, ending a long-running dispute.
 
The "expeditious disengagement" comes two months after their soldiers began confronting each other at the Doklam plateau where India, China and Bhutan meet.


India had sent its troops to stop China building a road in the remote, uninhabited territory, which is claimed by both China and Bhutan.


But Beijing said India had no role to play in the area, and ordered its troops to withdraw unilaterally or face the prospect of an escalation.


In a statement, India's ministry of external affairs said both sides had agreed to "go back to the status quo" before the stand-off following diplomatic exchanges.




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