China says Indian forces have withdrawn to Indian side of disputed border

August 28, 2017 10:40
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BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Indian troops had withdrawn to the Indian side of a disputed border area where the two countries' soldiers had been locked in stand-off for more than two months.

Speaking at a daily news briefing, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Chinese troops would continue to patrol the disputed Doklam region.

Earlier on Monday, India's foreign ministry said it had agreed with China to an "expeditious disengagement" of troops at the disputed border area.

The move comes ahead of a summit of the BRICS nations - a grouping that also includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa - in China early next month.

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