India-China Rift: The United States (US) government wants India and China nations to resolve their issues having direct talks regarding India-China border standoff in the Sikkim sector.Expressing the concern over both the nations, US State Department said, it would encourage India and China to engage in a direct dialogue to reduce tensions between the regional nations. The issue between the two nations is regarding the two-month long Doklam stand-off.
On August 11th, the US had recommended for diplomatic talks between the two countries and also added that stand-off is a situation that is followed closely. On the Eve of India’s Independence day American President Donald Trump called PM Modi to greet him. During the conversation both the global leaders have discussed about establishing peaceful environment in the Indo-Pacific region.
The US department also stated, we want India, China to have conversations because we have the relationship between both governments. Earlier on July 16th, Indian troops stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers which raised a conflict between India and China in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.
Both nations have been facing a continuous stand-off at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction in Doklam. Dok La is an Indian name for the region where Bhutan called it as Doklam while China claims it as part of Donglang region. The 3,488 km long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in the Sikkim sector.
Last month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that India’s interference has not only disobeyed China’s territorial jurisdiction but also challenged Bhutan’s sovereignty and independence. Responding to the stand-off officials said, “We refer you to the governments of India and China for further information.”
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