New Delhi: India and China exercised a great amount of maturity in coming to a solution to the Doklam standoff with both countries agreeing to withdraw troops from the disputed issue.
The agreement came following:
“India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in respect of the incident at Doklam. During these communications, we were able to express our views and convey our concerns and interests,” MEA said in a statement.
Here all you need to know about the India-China consensus:
- The 70-day bitter standoff between India and China over Doklam has ended with both the countries agreeing to withdraw troops from the border region.
- Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim section for the past three months, which had led to an escalation in bilateral tensions.
- The dispute began when India stalled the construction of a Chinese road in Doklam, which lies in the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan. Bhutan has also protested China’s road building activity in its territory.
- New Delhi perceives the Chinese road in Doklam a threat as the region is close to its Siliguri corridor which connects India’s northeast with rest of the country.
- The 3,488 km de facto India-China border is divided into three sectors: west, middle and east.
- India’s Home Ministry has reportedly approved the building of a road from Marsimik La to Hot Spring in Ladakh. Marsimik La is about 20 km from Pangong Lake, where Indian and Chinese troops scuffled last week.