The Middle East Press: Indian troops pulled out of Doklam, a disputed border region in the Himalayas, this morning, a decision made China happy.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said it can end a months-long stand-off between the two Asian powers.
She said Chinese personnel on the ground had confirmed that Indian forces and equipment had been moved out from the area, and that Chinese troops had resumed patrols on their side of the disputed border.
“I am pleased to confirm that trespassing Indian personnel have all pulled back to the Indian side … [and] Chinese troops continue to patrol on the Chinese side of the border,” she said.
India’s Foreign Ministry had earlier announced that New Delhi reached an understanding with Beijing on the row, adding there would be an “expeditious disengagement” in Doklam.
The stand-off began in mid-June after Chinese troops started building a road in the remote area.
India intervened in the work by moving its soldiers into the flashpoint zone to stop construction, prompting Beijing to accuse it of trespassing on Chinese soil.
During this period, China repeatedly told India to withdraw its troops. India responded by saying both sides should withdraw their troops from the region.