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published: 2017-10-14 06:46:05

Amid reports that Chinese troops remain stationed in the Doklam region — though away from the site of the showdown with India — Bhutan has again discussed the situation with the Chinese mission here in the context of its border dispute with China.

Diplomatic sources here said Bhutan’s ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel met Luo Zhaohui, his Chinese counterpart here, on September 27 to discuss the issue of Chinese activities in the Doklam region.

The meeting took place at the Chinese embassy around 4 pm. This was exactly a month after India and China announced disengagement of their troops from the eyeball-to-eyeball standoff on the Doklam plateau which, as both New Delhi and Thimpu believe, is located in Bhutan but is claimed by China.

To be sure, the disengagement announced by India and China on August 28 still holds. As the MEA said in a statement earlier this month, there is no fresh activity at the face-off site and its vicinity and the status quo remains.

As pointed out in several media reports in the past couple of weeks though, Chinese troops remain stationed around 800-900 meters from the face-off site on the Doklam plateau even though Beijing has shifted road construction equipment from that site. Reports citing satellite imagery have stated that China is currently building a road network 10-12 km north of the standoff site.

Bhutan and China are also learnt to have discussed in the meeting the possibility of holding another round of their border talks soon.

With Beijing apparently looking to wean Bhutan away from India’s sphere of influence, any move which Thimpu makes on the issue of the disputed Bhutan-China-India tri-junction is of immense significance to India. The Bhutan envoy’s meeting with Luo coincided with reports that China remained active in the Doklam region, looking probably to improve its access from Yatung, where PLA has a base, to the territory which is disputed between China and Bhutan.

Bhutan authorities remained uncommunicative – after they issued a demarche to China in June – during the 74-day Sino-Indian standoff but after the disengagement was announced, Thimpu welcomed the development expressing hope that this would lead to “maintenance of peace and tranquility and status quo along the borders of Bhutan, China and India in keeping with the existing and agreements between the respective countries” .

This was significant for India as the statement seemed to acknowledge before China that India had a legitimate right to intervene if Beijing unilaterally sought to change the status quo in the disputed area of Doklam. In that context, the 2012 agreement between India and China that tri-junction could only be established by holding consultations with the third country is significant for both India and Bhutan. ————————————————– Source ►–Bhutan-raises-issues-with-Beijing-414060 ————————————————— army merchandise,army insignia,us army search,army reserve emblem,us army top,army games,us army emblem,us army watch,armed forces emblems,us army jersey,us army uniform,www usa army,army uniform,www army information com,us army army strong,indian army,air force patches,us navy emblem,navy apparel,air force clothing,navy wife,navy insignia,navy usn,us navy crest,joining the military ,military recruiter army insignia,army games, us army top,us army watch ,us army search,india,usa,china,japan,nepal,bhutan,sri lanka, afghanistan, iraq,iran,saudi arab,yaman,qatar,uae,russia,india relation with world nation,united nations,saarc,g20,g5,brics,2017,today trending,pakistan,westindies,bangladesh,cricket,england,south afreeca,newziland,saarc,asean,canada,world,south asia, malesia.korea ————————————————– DISCLAIMER: Information, Facts or Opinion expressed in this Video are Presented as Sources and do not reflects views of INDUSTUBE and hence INDUSTUBE is not liable or responsible for the same. The Sources are responsible for accuracy, Completeness, suitaibility and Validity of any information in this Documentary. —————————————– Subscribe Please ► Facebook ► Twitter ► —————————————— THANKS FOR WATCHING, PLEASE LIKE ,SHARE & SUBSCRIBE


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