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Sikkim standoff: Indian Army is in 'no war, no peace' mode in Doka La, says official sources

New Delhi: The Indian Army is in a 'no war, no peace' mode against the Chinese military in Doka La and status quo continues in the area, official sources said on Wednesday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

They said there has been no specific movement of troops and weapons by the Indian Army in the area, adding whatever "movement" is taking place is for maintenance purpose.

Asked specifically about reports of sending of troops from the Sukna-based 33 Corps to Doka La, the sources said there has been no enhancement of army personnel in the India-Bhutan-China trijunction.

We are in no war no peace mode in Doka La, the sources said.

In military parlance, no war, no peace mode refers to a confrontation or face-off position with enemies.

India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doka La area of the Sikkim sector for 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the area.

China claimed it was constructing the road within their territory and has been demanding immediate pull-out of the Indian troops from the disputed Doka La plateau. Bhutan says Doka La belongs to it but China claims it to be its territory and says Thimphu has no dispute with Beijing over it.

Published Date: Aug 09, 2017 22:22 PM | Updated Date: Aug 09, 2017 22:22 PM

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