No reason to believe India and China can't handle the present border standoff: S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar on the Indo-China standoff at Dokalam Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 11, 2017, 10.46 AM (IST)

India's foreign secretary, S Jaishankar, has said that India and China can reslove the ongoing standoff at Dokalam near the Bhutan trijunction just like they have handled such issues in the past.

"When such situations arise, I see no reason, when having handled so many situations in the past, we would not be able to handle it," he said.

Jaishankar was speaking at a lecture organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Indian High Commission.

His comments came in the backdrop of an ongoing standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies at the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction for three weeks. 

The standoff started after a Chinese construction party started building a road in the Dokalam area which China claims to be a part of its Donglang region. 

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