NSAs of China, India meet amid Sikkim impasse

NSAs of China, India meet amid Sikkim impasse

NSAs of China, India meet amid Sikkim impasse

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

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.

The People's Daily: While some Indian political figures want to win worldwide support by making irresponsible remarks on the military standoff along China-India border, Chinese experts said that China would make no compromise on the territorial issues, but the upcoming visit of Indian national security advisor for the BRICS summit in September might ease the tensions.

The stand-off between India and China at Doklam has become a major issue of contention, with some experts fearing it could lead to a war.

The standoff began after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the area.China claimed it was constructing the road within its territory.

Ahead of his meeting with Xi, Doval is expected to hold separate talks with China's state councillor Yang Jiechi to discuss resolution of the standoff at Doklam in Sikkim sector.

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The statement about closer developmental partnership was also reiterated by MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay who described bilateral ties between the two countries as a "factor of stability" and reiterated the June 8 "Astana consensus" under which both sides agreed to resolve disputes through negotiations. He once again said China will not hold any meaningful dialogue without Indian troops' withdrawal.

Baglay said the Astana convention had two components and as per the first component relation between India and China is significant not only for both countries, but also for the world.

With India-China military face-off in western Bhutan continuing on its 39th day, New Delhi said that it was committed to finding an "amicable resolution" acceptable to all the three countries. He added, "The crux now is Indian border troops illegally stayed on China's territory".

"China hopes to maintain the peace and stability of the China-India border area, but certainly will not make any compromise on issues of territorial sovereignty", Reuters cited Lu as saying. It is disputed by Bhutan and China.

The Japan Times:The mounting military tensions at Doklam, the tri-boundary area connecting Bhutan, China and India, have generated the impression that India and China are going to repeat their 1962 war.

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