China Did Not Use Bulldozers To Destroy Indian Bunkers: Indian Army

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| July 4 , 2017 , 13:33 IST

After senior government officials announced that China has bulldozed Indian bunkers along Indo-China border in Sikkim, Indian Army on Monday came out denying the government's statement saying no bulldozers were ever used by the Chinese in destroying Indian bunkers.

The Army also denied the media reports of the stand-off between the two countries being the longest since 1962. The Army, in a statement, clarified that the incident is not the longest stand-off between the two nations.

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The Army Spokesperson also added that no bulldozers were ever employed by the Chinese during the demolition of Indian bunkers in Sikkim. A senior government official had earlier announced that China had used bulldozers to destroy Indian bunkers in the Sikkim region.

The Army spokesperson further explained that the relationship between the armies are extremely well managed by a host of mechanisms.

He further added that the MoD (Ministry of Defence) or the Indian Army has neither issued any official statement nor has undertaken any unofficial briefings due to the fact that such sensitive issues are best dealt between two nations away from the media glare.

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Ministry of External Affairs has already given a substantial briefing on the issue since some of the acts that happened involved Bhutan, he added.

The Indo-China stand-off started from the mid of June when the Indian Army, in sync with Bhutan's protest, obstructed the construction of a Chinese road in the strategic Doklam region. The matter escalated quickly afterward, with Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Geng Shuang and Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley exchanging some piercing words over the media.

This is not even the first stand-off between the two countries, India and China have engaged in several stand-offs and disagreements over the years. The latest example being India's disagreement and resentment towards China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) project.