Kathmandu. The Chinese government has issued a warning to neighboring India to withdraw its troops from the disputed Doklam border area to “avoid further escalation of the situation.”
The comments, made by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang during a regular press briefing Tuesday, come amid what has evolved into an increasingly bitter and entrenched border dispute between the two nations.
The standoff, now entering into its fifth week, centers on a thin strip of land in the junction with Bhutan.
Though not a part of Indian territory, the area is close to the “chicken’s neck,” a strategic corridor that serves as a vital artery between Delhi and its far northeastern states. (CNN)