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Sikkim Standoff : Govt refutes Chinese claim of troop cut

New Delhi, Aug 3: In a wake of ongoing stand-off at Doklam, the Indian government has rejected China claims of troop cut on Wednesday, according to the Indian Express.

Yesterday, China claimed that the number of Indian troops at the site has come down from over 400 to around 40 by July-end.

Reacting to this the Indian government has said there is no change in the number of soldiers at the actual confrontation site, as there have been about 350 of its soldiers deployed in the area.

The Chinese embassy in Delhi issued a 15-page statement Citing that China had already notified India about the road construction activity at Sikkim’s Doklam.

In contrary to this, India stated that without any notification, a PLA construction party had entered the Doklam area on June 16, and tried to construct a road.

In a 15-page statement China also demanded India to withdraw its soldiers and investigate into the alleged trespassing by its own soldiers

Wefornews Bureau

 

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