China ups rhetoric against India as border row grows

Aug 04, 2017, 6:46 AM EDT
(Source: Times Asi/flickr)
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Amid simmering tensions over the presence of Indian troops in a disputed region where borders of India, China and Bhutan meet, Beijing flexed its military muscles with a show of live-fire drills in Tibet and warned New Delhi to not test its patience.

India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a statement that New Delhi seeks to resolve the issue peacefully through diplomatic channels even as China calls for an “immediate withdrawal” of Indian troops from Doklam, a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas, notes Al Jazeera.

India sent its troops to the contested region after its ally Bhutan sought help to stop a Chinese military construction party from building a road in the region, writes ABC News.