28 August 2017
China said India had pulled its troops from the Chinese side of a disputed Himalayan border area on Monday afternoon, after a months-long stand-off.
The announcements come ahead of a meeting of BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – in China this weekend. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend, neither New Delhi nor Beijing has confirmed he will do so.
But each side differs on the details of the “disengagement”. Beijing said Indian troops had pulled back by early afternoon. Indian media reports said the “disengagement” would not be completed on Monday.
James Char, an associate research fellow with the China Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore said that it is a face-saving measure for China and India, especially given that Xi and Modi are expected to meet in Xiamen.
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