The United States has expressed grave concerns over the ongoing Indo-China border stand-off in the Sikkim Sector. It urged both the nations to work together in a bid to come up with some sort of arrangement for peace.
“I know that the US is concerned about the ongoing situation there,” said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert. Nauert was responding to the questions on India China border standoff in the Sikkim sector.
“We believe that both parties, both sides should work together to try to come up with some better sort of arrangement for peace,” Nauert added.
China and India have been involved in a standoff in the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector. The crisis started as the Indian troops have stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers on 16 June.
Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam. But China claims it as part of its Donglang region.
A 220-km section of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh falls in Sikkim.