China has said India should show through deeds its willingness to maintain peace at the border and claimed that 48 Indian soldiers were at Doklam area backed by a “large number” of troops at the border to halt Chinese attempts to build a road on its side of the boundary. “If the Indian side truly cherish peace, what it should do is to immediately pull back the trespassing border troops to the Indian side of the boundary,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
In a statement, Geng said the action of the Indian side amounts to that of “irresponsibility and recklessness.”
He said that until Wednesday, “there were 48 Indian soldiers and one bulldozer” in Doklam area, describing it as illegal intrusion into Chinese territory. Read more