Beijing(August 6, 2017): China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an “immediate withdrawal” amid an increasingly tense standoff in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas.
The standoff, on a plateau that lies at the junction between China, India, and Bhutan, is one of the worst border disputes between the nuclear-armed rivals in more than 30 years.
China’s foreign ministry demanded India must “immediately withdraw troops” from the region, known as Doklam in Bhutan and India, and Donglang in Beijing, if it cherishes peace.
The plateau is currently disputed between China and Bhutan with India supporting Bhutan’s claim over it.
“It has already been more than a month since the incident, and India is still not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, stocking up supplies, massing a large number of armed personnel,” China’s foreign ministry said in a statement.