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India, China troop pullout from Doklam 'almost complete'

The process has since been almost completed under verification: Ministry of External Affairs

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Doklam: The word from Ground Zero

India and China have almost completed the process of pulling out their troops from the standoff site in Doklam, after reaching an agreement on disengagement earlier in the day, a statement said.

said that following its announcement on Monday morning that India and China have agreed to pull out their troops from Doklam "This process has since been almost completed under verification".

The statement added that India has always maintained that "differences on such matters" can only be resolved through diplomatic channels.

The statement said that in June in Astana, India and China had agreed that "differences should not be allowed to become disputes".

"We look forward to continuing engagement with the Chinese side on this basis".


First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 20:40 IST