China asserts Doklam as own territory; amid Modi slated to visit China for talks

sour comments from two sides is even when the two countries are trying to come up with improved ties

Amid India’s assertion that it is ready for any eventuality in Doklam territory, neighboring China has come out claiming once again that Doklam is its own territory.

The foreign Ministry spokeswoman in a media briefing said that the there is no question of a change in the status quo in the area as Beijing has sovereignty on that piece of land.

It need be recalled that even Indian Ambassador Gautam Bambawale had remarked that 74-day-long standoff between the two countries in 2017 was because China had attempted change in the status quo.

The sour comments from two sides is even when the two countries are trying to come up with improved ties and when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit China in June this year to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China in its assertion also said that while Sikkim section of the India-China border was demarcated by historical agreements, there is need to do the same when it comes to eastern, central and western sections of the boundary.

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