China has advanced its troops on its border with India, North Korea and Myanmar ahead of the key Communist Party Congress next month. This meet is one of the most important political events in China and the Chinese authorities make sure not to risk any event which disrupts the meeting where Chinese President Xi Jinping will get a second five-year term. The Chinese border police will maintain the highest level of security on the country’s frontiers with North Korea, India and Myanma.

“We will stick to the highest standards, strictest requirements and strongest measures to ensure absolute border security for the party’s 19th national Congress,” the report quoted an official statement as saying.

Beijing and New Delhi last month ended an over two-month military stand-off in the Sikkim section along the Sino-India border.

“The border forces under the People’s Armed Police became the latest government agency to make a show of support for President Xi Jinping, saying officers would focus on the frontiers to ensure stability for the five-yearly gathering,” the newspaper said.

Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a “healthy” and “fruitful” bilateral meeting during BRICS and agreed to avoid another Doklam-like border row when their armies had a dragging face-off.

The BRICS meeting was the first one-on-one meeting between Modi and Xi after the over two-month-long stand-off between the two armies at Doklam in the Sikkim section of the border.

In the over one hour meeting after the conclusion of the 9th BRICS Summit, both leaders discussed the need to maintain peace and tranquility on their winding border.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published | 29 September 2017 10:35 PM
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