Chinese troops still present in Chumbi Valley, but hope they'll withdraw soon: Dhanoa

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2017 21:35 IST

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said that Chinese troops were still deployed in Tibet's Chumbi Valley post the Doklam stand-off, adding that he hoped they would withdraw soon.

"Their (China) forces in the Chumbi Valley are still deployed and I expect that they will withdraw when their summer exercise gets over," Dhanoa said, at the annual press conference, ahead of the Air Force Day on October 8.

Dhanoa added that the Indian Army is prepared to effectively counter any threat from China, while confronting a two-front war also involving Pakistan, which has recently intensified border issues.

"The possibility of a two-front war in the current geopolitical situation is low. Our response should be based on the enemy's capability, because intentions can change overnight," the IAF Chief said.

On August 29, the Indian Army and the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) decided to disengage their troops from Bhutan's Doklam plateau after months-long stand-off. (ANI)

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