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China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region



Added 08-04-17 12:35:35am EST - “Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China has been restrained but "restraint has its limits."” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BEIJING (AP) - Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China has been restrained but “restraint has its limits.”

India says its troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in June after its ally Bhutan complained a Chinese military construction party was building a road inside Bhutan’s territory.

Beijing says the dispute has nothing to do with India, and has demanded that Indian troops withdraw unilaterally before any talks can be held on the matter.

This week, the foreign and defense ministries, as well as the ruling Communist Party’s mouthpiece, reiterated that China will not back down.

Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said late Thursday that while Chinese armed forces had shown “utmost goodwill” and a “high level of restraint … restraint has its limits.”

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