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Sushma Goes Tough On China, Says Activities On Tri-Junction Affect India's Security

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| July 20 , 2017 , 14:18 IST

Going tough on China, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday, assured the Parliament of other countries’ support to India, in the month long standoff with China.

Sushma Swaraj in the Parliament’s monsoon session said that “all countries are in India’s support” adding “India has not said anything unreasonable”.

"We want both sides to call back troops and work things out with talks,” she said.

She added that India is only interfering in Chinese road construction because the dispute is in the tri-junction area. She said, “As long as it was between China and Bhutan, we had nothing to do with it. But since this deals with the tri-junction point it affects our security position.”

While India supports Bhutan’s claim on the land, China, however, has claimed that India trespassed into Chinese border and obstructed the construction of a road.

China has withdrawn from any further talks with India saying the country will not engage in any bilateral talks with India till the country calls back its troop from the disputed area.

The India - China standoff started back in the middle of June when the Indian Army obstructed the construction of a Chinese road in the disputed land of Doklam. The two armies have been in a standoff since.

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