Japan backs India's stance on Doklam row, says resolve issue through dialogue

Updated On : 18 Aug , 2017 , 12:14 PM
New Delhi:

Coming out in support of India over military standoff with China on Doklam issue, Japan has affirmed there should be no attempt to alter the status quo on ground by force.

The country’s statement is being seen as strong support for Indian side on the current crisis. India has been saying that China has violated the agreement with India and Bhutan by invading in the territory of Bhutan which is a serious defence concern for Indian forces.

Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu expressed his views on issue, saying that the development in the region could affect the stability. He said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already cleared India’s stance that the nation would continue to engage with dialogue through diplomatic channels with China to find a mutually acceptable solution.

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It is a significant step for a peaceful solution, he said.

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First Published : Friday, August 18, 2017 08:23 AM

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