Doval in China: No solution to Doklam standoff, but tensions will not escalate
The visit by India's National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval to China may have not yielded any immediate solution to the Doklam standoff, but it has ensured a cool off period. The ice was broken after weeks of tensions between the two countries.
A top official said that it has given both India and China to talk with the assurance that there would be no further escalation at the tri-junction.
Doval met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials at Beijing on Friday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. There were no commitments given by both sides on the standoff.
However both sides expressed the need to speak on the issue. China would continue to reiterate that India needs to pull back its troops. The problem for the Chinese leadership is that this issue has become a domestic political problem. The leadership is under tremendous pressure from a section of the Communist Party to push back Indian troops.
A resolution could be expected once the members of the Communist Party are convinced.
China is expected to resolve talks after that. The Indian official said that the take away from the BRICS summit was the de-escalation of tensions between the two countries.
Both countries have set the stage for talks and there is an assurance from both sides that the problem will not escalate.