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China will protect border with India 'at all costs'

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Lori Graves | 28 July, 2017, 00:27

The BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) will discuss issues like counter-terrorism and cyber-security as a run-up to the summit that will be held in Xiamen city in September.

He said that discussions will be held on topics, including global governance, anti-terrorism, internet security and energy security, as well as major worldwide and regional hotspot issues. Mr Doval and Mr Yang are Special Representatives of the India-China border mechanism. Doval is now in China to attend a two-day Brics meeting with his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.

Doval's visit has raised expectations about the likelihood of a solution to the more-than-a-month-long military standoff in Doklam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

The latest stand-off between two nuclear armed countries started when China started building a motorable road in the Doklam area near Sikkim on June 16. Bhutan, according to the press release, had conveyed to China, both on the ground and through the diplomatic channel, that the construction of the road in its territory was "a direct violation of the agreements between China and Bhutan signed in 1988 and 1998". India has expressed its opposition to this construction and is afraid that it will help China to end India's reach to the northeast states.

Mr Doval will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow along with fellow top security officials of the BRICS countries.

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India calls Doklam Bhutan's and perceives any Chinese presence in the area as a threat to its own security.

The seventh meeting of BRICS senior representatives on security issues is being held in Beijing on Thursday and Friday. Indian troops halted the work in June, leading to the crisis.

Doklam, located at the tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China, is of high strategic importance to all three. Lu also said that Foreign Minister Wang Yi has officially made China's stand clear on this issue. "I want to stress that this is precondition for any meaningful talks between the two sides".

He said the national carrier Air India was procuring made in China air sickness bags, headsets, disposable pillow covers and other things.

This is the first time in weeks that the official media ran a commentary without demanding withdrawal of Indian troops from the disputed Doklam region.

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