Doklam faceoff: China agrees to withdraw troops from border

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After the long three months tense situation between India and China at Doklam, both the countries India and China have agreed for expeditious disengagement of border personnel bordering Bhutan and China.

A press statement released by MEA titled “Doklam Disengagement Understanding” reads, “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.

Following this, it was clear that the withdrawal of the troops and the decision which came out was mutually agreed.

It further added, “On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site in Doklam has been agreed-to and is ongoing”.

Although, a report which was coming from Beijing suggests that the China troops will be “continue to patrol in Doklam in the Sikkim sector” as a sign of “sovereignty over the region”.

While giving a statement on the same, China’s Foreign Ministry said that the Indian troops were reportedly taken off to the Indian side of border area which was in the standoff from last two months.

Meanwhile, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media,“In the light of the changes of the situation on the ground, China will make necessary adjustment and deployment”.

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