India for resolution of Dokalam issue through diplomatic channels

NEW DELHI: India today made a renewed pitch for a “peaceful resolution” of the Dokalam standoff with China through diplomatic channels, insisting that differences should not become disputes.

            The assertion by New Delhi came on a day China said diplomatic channels remained “unimpeded” to discuss the issue provided India withdraws its troops from Dokalam.

            Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters that India has been in “close contact” with the Bhutan Government on the unfolding developments, noting that diplomatic channels to resolve the issue with China have not broken off.

            When referred to China’s demand that status quo be restored in Dokalam, he said India has also been asking for it. “There is a certain approach to resolve tri-junction issues and that it should not be altered unilaterally.”

            He said Bhutan’s demand to China asking it withdraw its troops from Dokalam has also been India’s stance. (AGENCIES)


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