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Intrusion in Arunachal: China agrees to stop road construction

Intrusion in Arunachal: China agrees to stop road construction

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jan 2018, 11:18 pm

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS): The long standoff between India and China reached a peaceful solution on Monday as the latter agreed to stop road-construction activity across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tuting area of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Indian side has also offered an olive branch by returning the two earth excavators and other equipment seized from Chinese workers in the region last month, media reports said.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday told media that: "The Tuting incident has been resolved. A border personnel meeting (BPM) was held two days ago."

The past few months witnessed military standoff  at the Bhutan-India-China tri-junction in Doklam, a disputed territory claimed by both Bhutan and China, where the Indian Army personnel had earlier reached to stop China from building a road.

China had accused India of trespassing into its territory and demanded withdrawal of troops leading to a prolonged standoff.

While India and Bhutan had claimed that the land belongs to the tiny Himalayan kingdom and that the Indian troops are there at the request of Bhutan, China earlier warned that it will not accept any dialogue till Indian soldiers pull out from Doklam. 

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