Sikkim standoff: China accuses India of ‘betrayal’, says pull back troops | Business Standard News

The verbal spat between China and India escalated on Monday, as Beijing said the Indian Army’s action to stop Chinese troops from constructing a road in an area near Sikkim is a “betrayal” of the stance taken by successive Indian governments, and India must withdraw from the region.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that the Sino-India border in the Sikkim sector is well demarcated. “By entering into Chinese territory and obstructing Chinese troops’ normal activities, India violated the existing convention on the boundary and basic principle of the international law and obstructed peace and stability of the boundary area,” Geng told reporters in an extensive briefing.
China and India have been engaged in a stand-off in the area near the Bhutan tri-junction for almost a month in what has been the longest such impasse between the two armies since 1962, when the two countries fought a brief war.

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