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Following diplomatic talks, India and China have agreed to “expeditious disengagement” after a two-month border stand-off in the Doklam plateau, a disputed territory between China and Bhutan near the border with India. The conflict erupted on June 16, 2017 after Chinese soldiers initiated construction of a roadway in the disputed area.
6.5: The width in kilometers of the territory disputed by China and Bhutan
12: The number of China’s neighbors with which it has successfully settled past border disputes
19: The total rounds of talks between India and China attempting to settle ongoing border disputes
24: The total rounds of talks between China and Bhutan attempting to settle ongoing border disputes
34: Total square kilometers of disputed area on the Doklam Plateau
150: The distance in meters between Chinese and Indian soldiers positioned on the Doklam Plateau
300: The approximate number of Chinese soldiers positioned in the disputed area since June 16, 2017
300 – 350: The approximate number of Indian soldiers positioned in the disputed area since June 16, 2017
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