Doklam figured in talks between Modi, Abe
Gandhinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Doklam standoff between India and China appears to have figured in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here on Thursday.
While a joint statement released after the meeting between Modi and Abe did not mention the standoff, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, asked about the issue at a media briefing, said “regional and global developments” were discussed.
Jaishankar said: “Doklam is not specifically mentioned in the statement.”
“I think there was a discussion on regional and global developments yesterday (Wednesday) in the broader sense of the term,” he said, referring to the close-door discussions between the two leaders in Ahmedabad.
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a standoff at Doklam in the Sikkim sector for two and a half months, which was resolved on August 28 ahead of the BRICS summit hosted by China.
In another border incident, Indian and Chinese troops got into a scuffle in Ladakh which saw the soldiers from both sides pelting stones at each other and fist-cuffing.