As the border standoff between India and China in Doklam enters its second month, the US State Department has said that it is “concerned” about the standoff. The State Department added that it believes that dialogue between the two countries should be initiated to resolve the standoff.
The US State Department’s statement comes after China briefed envoys that its troops were ready and waiting at the border, indicating a move towards preparation for military conflict. There is concern that the border standoff could move towards an armed conflict with both sides reluctant to concede to the other side.
India remains steadfast in its justification to protect the sovereignty of India and Bhutan while China continues to assert that Indian troops have illegally crossed the India-China border into Chinese territory. China continues to state that only troop withdrawal from the Doklam area will resolve the standoff.