India to blame for Doklam standoff says China's foreign minister
A senior official of China, Wang Yi who is also the foreign minister of the country has blamed India for triggering the ongoing standoff at Doklam. He told reporters that the issue would be resolved once India withdrew its border troops.
In a statement published by the Chinese foreign ministry, Yi said that India had admitted that Chinese troops did not cross the border into Indian territory. This meant that Indian soldiers had crossed into Chinese territory he said.
Yi told reporters in Thailand that the problem was a straightforward one. Every Indian official has publicly stated that Chinese soldiers did not cross into Indian territory. This means India has admitted to crossing into Chinese territory he also said. He said that the resolution was easy and Indian troops had to go out.
This is the first time that such a senior official from China has commented on the issue. His comments come two days before the National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval visits China. India is hoping for a diplomatic resolution during the visit. Doval is in China for the BRICS summit and is likely to have a bilateral over the Doklam issue.