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Ajit Doval meets Xi Jinping amid India-China standoff

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Beijing: Amid heightened tensions over the border standoff at Sikkim, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.

The meet came a day after one with his counterpart Yang Jiechi where the two held bilateral or one-on-one talks on the sidelines of a summit of top security officials from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa.

Notably, China and India have been engaged in the standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction more than one month after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region.

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