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India, China troops agree to 'disengage' in Doklam: EAM

EAM Sushma Swaraj, on Monday stated, "On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to, and is ongoing

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 28 Aug 2017 7:09 AM GMT

India, China troops agree to disengage in Doklam: EAM
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New Delhi: India and China have agreed to "disengage" in Doklam area in Sikkim sector where the armies of both countries have been on a standoff since the middle of June, sharply escalating tensions.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said that during bilateral communications, both the countries were able to express their views and convey their concerns and interests.

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EAM Sushma Swaraj, on Monday stated, "On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to, and is ongoing."

The decision to disengage their troops comes ahead of a crucial BRICS summit being hosted by China in September, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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