Doklam standoff: India, China agree to disengage troops
Move comes ahead of Indian prime minister's trip to BRICS summit in Xiamen
Two months after the Doklam standoff began, India and China have agreed to disengage their troops from the Sikkim border.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Twitter on Monday, “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. On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site in Doklam has been agreed to and is ongoing.”
This move comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to China for the BRICS summit.
Tensions had been high on the India-China border since the Indian Army stopped Chinese troops from constructing roads in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector.