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China trying to encroach on Bhutan's land, situation is different from 1962: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

 2017-06-30 10:52:10.0

China trying to encroach on Bhutan

Tahlka News Bureau

New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said brushing aside China's warning about the ongoing face-off along Bhutan border. China have asked India to withdraw from Bhutan border areas, saying that India should recall the the 1962 war and learn from it.

For which, Arjun Jaitely said," India of 2017 is different from India of 1962. Those were different situations."

Jaitely said Vhina is trying to encroach on Bhutan's land. He said, "Statements issued by Bhutan make it clear that this is the land of Bhutan. It is located near India's land. There is ana rrangement between India and Bhutan for giving protection in the border tregion."
Bhutan has said that China has been continuesly trying to occupy its land, said Jaitley. While, India is not entering illeagily like China, Jaitley said.

Yesterday, Bhutan demarcated to China over the construction of a road towards its Army camp in Zomplri area of Doklam and asked Beijing to restore status quo by stopping the work immediately.
Doklam, a disputed territory, China has a agreement with Bhutan that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, peace and tranquility should be maintained in the area.

This came after China accused India of having a "hidden agenda" in the current military stand-off with it in the Sikkim sector where Beijing has a territorial dispute with Bhutan.

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