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China bid to play on Nepal fears on Indian aggression

8 August, 2017 1:24 AM
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NEW DELHI: China's courting of Nepal over the Doklam issue has added another dimension to what is the most serious Sino-Indian border stalemate in decades.

Beijing is seeking to play on Nepal's fears of Indian aggression in the disputed Kalapani area which is home to India-China-Nepal trijunction. As first reported by TOI on Sunday, China has reached out to the Nepal government on the Doklam issue here in Delhi and also in Beijing and Kathmandu.

Official sources here said though that so far Nepal has given no indication that Deuba will take up the issue with India during his visit. According to diplomatic sources, there have been "informal discussions'' between the two nations over the issue.

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