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Doklam plateau a bilateral issue between India, China: British

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The Doklam Plateau issue is a bilateral matter between and and the is observing the situation as there is aninterest in maintaining stability in the region, the British Deputy High Commissioner here said today.

"It is an issue between and It is something that the observes, in a sense, that there is an interest in maintaining stability of the region," Dominic McAllister toldreporters here to queries on the ongoing standoff in Doklam.

and have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area.

However, it was very much a bilateral issue between and China, McAllister said.

Responding to a query on the impact of Brexit on Indian students in UK, the British Deputy High Commission in said the situation before and after Brexithas not changed with regards to visa regulations.

The whole visa reform in was to discourage those who were abusing visas in the country, he said.

TheUK has seen a steady increase in the success rate of student applications post-Brexit, McAllister said.

Educational costs have become 17 per cent cheaper for Indian students in the post-Brexit because of the favourable change in the exchange rate of Indian rupee and pounds sterling, McAllister said.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 17:42 IST