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Dokalam standoff: India, China hold border personnel meet in Nathu La

Face-off between armies of both nations at India-Bhutan-China tri-junction figured in the meeting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dokalam standoff: India, China hold border personnel meet in Nathu La

Amid the standoff, Army personnel from and on Friday are understood to have held a meeting at mountain pass in

The face-off between armies of the two countries at the tri-junction in figured in the meeting (BPM), a source said.

The BPM set up was launched by both countries to sort out local issues and ensure peace and tranquility along the sensitive border.

The two sides hold BPM in five points which include Daulat Beg Oldie in northern Ladakh, in Arunachal Pradesh, in Ladakh, near in and Nathu-La in

and have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area of the sector for nearly eight weeks after stopped the from building a road in the area.

China claimed it was constructing the road within their territory and has been demanding immediate pull-out of the from the disputed says Doklam belongs to it but China claims it to be its territory.

China has been ramping up rhetoric against over the last few weeks demanding immediate withdrawal of from The Chinese state media, particularly, have carried a barrage of critical articles on the Dokalam stand- off slamming India.

External Affairs Minister had recently said both sides should first pull back their troops for any talks to take place, favouring a peaceful resolution of the border standoff.

India also conveyed to the Chinese government that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for it.

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 03:01 IST