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Doklam standoff: NSA Doval in Beijing amid PLA unease over Indian 'trespass'

27 Juillet 2017

Beijing has ruled out any talks with New Delhi until New Delhi withdraws troops from Doklam on the Sikkim section of the Sino-Indian border.

However, the main focus of the visit is to resolve the India-china issue in the Sikkim region. During this period the Chinese can not remain in the area, the former R&AW officer also points out.

Mr Doval will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow along with fellow top security officials of the BRICS countries. Beginning from Thursday Ajit Doval will attend the two-day BRICS National Security Advisers meet in Beijing. "Shaking a mountain is easy, but shaking the People's Liberation Army is hard", the newspaper quoted a Chinese spokesperson.

Once "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" (or India-China are brothers), the relationship between the two Asian giants has been taking turns for the worse over the past few months. Alleging that Indian soldiers are threatening Chinese territory, on Monday, the Chinese military threatened India to think carefully about its continued deployments.

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The NSA meet, where the five-nation bloc traditionally discusses counterterrorism and security issues, assumes significance in view of the dragging border row between India and China.

He also informed that the Chinese PLA's move to build the road was "not in consonance with the bilateral understandings reached between India and China under the framework of the Special Representatives on the Boundary Question" since the Doklam (Plateau) area was "directly relevant for determination of the tri-junction point between India, China and Bhutan".

India and China's increasingly tense relations have been in the news for a while now as both countries have made headlines for their hostile take on one another. Bhutan, according to the press release, had conveyed to China, both on the ground and through the diplomatic channel, that the construction of the road in its territory was "a direct violation of the agreements between China and Bhutan signed in 1988 and 1998".

China and India have been engaging in an exchange of disputes even as a scheduled meeting for BRICS countries is awaited. Yang represents China in the boundary talks.

Doklam standoff: NSA Doval in Beijing amid PLA unease over Indian 'trespass'