Indian border troops' withdrawal from China "precondition" to solve the incident - FM
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The withdrawal of Indian troops from Chinese territory is the precondition to solve the incident and the basis for any meaningful dialogue between the two sides, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Indian border troops recently crossed the China-India boundary at the Sikkim section and entered the Chinese territory, obstructing the normal activities of Chinese border troops in Doklam, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
China has lodged solemn representations with the Indian side and put off arranging for Indian officially-organized pilgrims' entry into Tibet via the Nathu-la pass out of security concerns.
"The Convention Between Great Britain and China Relating to Sikkim and Tibet in 1890 stipulates that Doklam is Chinese territory. There is no denying that Indian troops have entered Chinese territory," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a regular news briefing.
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