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Explain reports of Chinese road construction in Dokalam, Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

vice president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Modi today and asked him to explain reports of road construction activity by in Dokalam if he was done "thumping" his chest.

Gandhi's comment comes a day after sources said maintained a sizeable presence of troops near the site of the Dokalam standoff with and had started widening a road, around 12 km from the area of conflict.

"Modiji, once you're done thumping your chest, could you please explain this?" Gandhi tweeted, tagging a report headlined, "With 500 Soldiers On Guard, Expands Road In Doklam".

Troops of and China were locked in a 73-day standoff in Dokalam that began from June 16 over road construction activity at the India-Bhutan-China trijunction.

The tension eased after talks between top officials of both the countries.

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 14:22 IST