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No new development at Doklam, says MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

There Are No New Developments At Doklam And Its Vicinity, India Said On Friday Adding That The Reports To The Contrary Were Incorrect.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 28 Oct 2017, 07:06:02 AM
No new development at Doklam, says MEA (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

There are no new developments at Doklam and its vicinity, India said on Friday adding that the reports to the contrary were incorrect.

Speaking on the issue, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “I would like to reiterate that there is no new development at the face-off site and its vicinity since the August 28 disengagement.”

His statement came after a media report stated that China has ramped up its military presence in areas close to Doklam.

“The status quo prevails in the area and any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect and mischievous,” Kumar said.

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Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam since June 16. It happened after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army.

It is to be noted that MEA on August 28 had announced that both sides were disengaging from the face-off site.

Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 28 Oct 2017, 05:22:15 AM

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