Indian army orders evacuation of border village near Doklham

The Indian Army has reportedly ordered the evacuation of a village close to India-Bhutan-China tri-junction amid an ongoing stand-off with China over Doklam in Sikkim.

According to media reports, the Indian Army has asked villagers living in Nathang village to immediately vacate their houses.

Nathang is just 35 km from Doklam – the site of the two-month old stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops.

Earlier the Indian Army had moved thousands of Indian soldiers belonging to the 33 Corp towards Doklam from Sukna.

The move is also being seen as a precautionary measure by the Indian Army to avoid civilian casualties in case of a skirmish with China.

The move holds significance in the wake of repeated threats from China over the ownership of Doklam.

Since the stand-off, India has constantly batted for a dialogue but China has demanded immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Indian troops before a dialogue or peace process is initiated.

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