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China, India Doklam plateau stand-off ends

China, India Doklam plateau stand-off ends

The Himalayan ice has melt at Doklam with China and India readiness to agree on the disputed site. The tension over 70 days is over at last, and “no war, no peace” mode ends, Indian MEA reported. 

Raveesh Kumar, The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, said that the sides have prepared the document titled “Doklam Disengagement Understanding”,

“In recent weeks, 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 statement reads.

China had been insisting that India must withdraw its troops from Doklam before any “meaningful” dialogue could be held. And for India, the Doklam deal is a possibility to withdraw troops from the standoff site on a mutually agreed time, keeping the normal relationships with China, its key partner in the region.

China, India, Doklam

BRICS summit, Doklam and the future of regional business

The Xiamen BRICS summit “Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future” is being held after a successful Goa edition of the group. India had played a good host only last year, China could not have afforded to appear as a belligerent member of the BRICS.

The United States, as well as the UK, made their positions clear from the very beginning of the 70-day ‘no war, no peace’ period at Doklam plateau. Both countries strongly recommended China to resolve the matter diplomatically and bilaterally with India. This message came at a time when China was firm on its demand that Indian troops must withdraw from Doklam first.

Song Junying, an Asian affairs expert at the China Institute of International Studies, said the two countries probably offered each other security guarantees as part of the negotiations.