Peace, tranquility along Indo-China border must for bilateral ties: India

New Delhi [India], August 2 : India on Wednesday reiterated that peace and tranquility along Indo-China border is an important prerequisite for smooth development of bilateral relations between the New Delhi and Beijing.

In response to a question on Chinese MFA’s document released on today on the Doklam issue, India’s Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, “India’s position on this issue and related facts have been articulated in our Press Statement of June 30, 2017. India considers that peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas is an important prerequisite for smooth development of our bilateral relations with China.”

Earlier, China emphatically rejected India’s interference in its ongoing boundary dispute with Bhutan in the Doklam area and again urged New Delhi to withdraw unconditionally and end the nearly two-month long stand-off.

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