India disappointed as UK refuse to take side with India against China border standoff


Bengaluru: The Doklam Plateau issue is a bilateral matter between India and China and the UK is observing the situation as there is an interest in maintaining stability in the region, the British Deputy High Commissioner said on Friday disappointing India which was expecting UK and western allies to support her against China.

"It is an issue between India and China. It is something that the UK Government observes, in a sense, that there is an interest in maintaining stability of the region," Dominic McAllister told reporters here to queries on the ongoing standoff in Doklam.

India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area.

However, it was very much a bilateral issue between India and China, McAllister said.

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