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'India must withdraw troops to avoid 'serious consequences'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, July 10: India must pull back its troops from Doklam to avoid serious consequences, Chi’s state-owned news agency Xinhua has said. In a comment, it said that it was India, not Chi which was sneaking around the Sikkim sector border where armies of both countries have been engaged in a stand-off.

The agency also said in the me of defending its “ally” Bhutan, India had deployed its troops on Chinese territory, and sought to remind India of the consensus in the intertiol community to respect borders. “The Indian military’s trespass into Chinese territory is a blatant infringement on Chi’s sovereignty, which should be immediately and unconditiolly rectified,” it said, noting that ever since Indian soldiers “crossed into Chinese territory” and “obstructed work on a road” in the Doklam area in June, Chi has lodged a series of protests demanding India pull back its troops immediately. “India should rectify its mistakes and show sincerity to avoid an even more serious situation creating more significant consequences.” “In order to illegally install its troops on Chinese soil for as long as possible and achieve a fait accompli, India firstly claimed its border had been encroached by Chi,” it said. (IANS)

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