US expresses concern over India-China border standoff

US expresses concern over India-China border standoff

Washington: The US has expressed concern over India-China border standoff in the Sikkim sector and urged both countries to work together to try to come up with some sort of arrangement for peace.
“I know that the US is concerned about the ongoing situation there,” State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters at her daily news conference.
She was responding to questions on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector.
“We believe that both parties, both sides should work together to try to come up with some better sort of arrangement for peace,” Nauert said.
Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.
China claimed that they were constructing the road within their territory and has been demanding immediate pull-out of the Indian troops from the disputed Dokalam plateau. PTI

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