No New Developments At Doklam Face-Off Site; Status Quo Prevails: External Affairs Ministry

MEA spokesperson Ravish Kumar

The external affairs ministry said today (6 October) there are no new developments at the India-China military face-off site in Doklam and its vicinity since the 28 August disengagement.

"The status quo prevails in this area. Any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect," the ministry said in a brief statement.

The ministry was reacting to recent press reports on Doklam.

The reports said that China has maintained a sizeable presence of its troops near the site of the Doklam standoff with India and even started widening an existing road which is at a distance of around 12 km from the area of conflict.

Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam since 16 June after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam.

Bhutan and India were in touch with each other during the course of the face-off that ended on 28 August. (PTI)

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