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Amid Doklam standoff, customary India-China border meet not held this I-Day

According to informed sources, the meetings could not be held as the PLA officials did not respond to communications from the Indian Army.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: August 16, 2017 8:01 IST ]
India-China border standoff
India-China border standoff

Amid the ongoing border row, customary Border Personnel Meetings held between India and China every Independence Day were not held this time.

According to informed sources, the meetings could not be held as the PLA officials did not respond to communications from the Indian Army.

These meetings are held at five points -- Daulat Beg Oldie in northern Ladakh, Kibithoo in Arunachal Pradesh, Chushul in Ladakh, Bum-La near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Nathu-La in Sikkim.

The meetings are held on the national days of both countries.

Meanwhile, a brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as the Army officials in Delhi refused comment.

The Chinese soldiers are said to have attempted to cross the Line of Actual Control near Pangong lake, but were stopped by Indian soldiers.

After a brief stand-off, the Chinese troops went back, the sources added.

The latest incident comes in the wake of a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in Sikkim.

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