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China has said that it has shown "utmost goodwill" over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its "restraint" has a "bottom line".
Contrary to Chinese claims, India has not reduced the number of its troops in Doklam, where the People Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army have been eyeball to eyeball for 50 days.
Sushma Swaraj last month had said that both sides should first pull back their troops for any talks to take place.
Indian border troops flagrantly crossed the mutually-recognised boundary to intrude into Chinese territory.
Beijing has been insisting that India withdraw its troops before a dialogue can begin on ending the confrontation.
Beijing also hinted that the two sides were in touch to resolve the dragging dispute on the Sikkim section of the border.
China today said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take "concrete actions" by immediately pulling back troops from Doklam.
The People's Liberation Army is engaged in a standoff with Indian troops at Doklam in the Sikkim section since mid-June.
The incident took place on the morning of July 25 when a group of shepherds were asked to vacate the land by troops of the People's Liberation Army.
Strategic air defence missiles systems, planned to counter Chinese aggression on the eastern sector in 2010, has not been deployed so far, CAG said in its report tabled in the Parliament on Friday.
India today continued to maintain that diplomatic channels were "functional" to resolve the ongoing standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim sector.
Youth of tiny Himalayan nation Bhutan fear their country — that places happiness over anything else — would have to bear the trauma of a China-India war.
Ajit Doval's visit has raised expectations about the likelihood of India and China finding a way-out of the over a month-long standoff at Doklam area in Sikkim sector.
Ahead of his meeting with Xi, Doval is expected to hold separate talks with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi to discuss resolution of the standoff at Doklam in Sikkim sector.
China today reiterated that no meaningful dialogue can be held with India until it "unconditionally" withdraws troops from Doklam area
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