Dokalam standoff was “safely resolved” after several rounds of talks

Vastavam web: The 73-day-long Dokalam standoff was “safely resolved” after several rounds of talks with India, a top Chinese military official said today on the sidelines of the ongoing Congress of the ruling CPC.People’s Liberation Army (PLA) official Liu Fang spoke about the resolution of the Dokalam standoff citing it as an example of how the Chinese military is trying to resolve issues through dialogue mechanisms with different countries.The standoff ended on August 28 with mutual understanding after China halted the construction of the road.

“Of course it is safely resolved right now,” Liu said.”My colleagues in the military and other ministries worked very closely and held negotiations with the Indian side many times,” while China clearly reiterated its position, she said.The Chinese military is working hard to build up new platforms and measures to improve international cooperation she said, adding, “we already have dialogue mechanisms with 28 organisations”.

Referring to the address of President Xi at the once-in- five-years Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on October 18, Liu said she is “very very inspired” by the report delivered by him outlining “tremendous progress and achievements”.Besides being president, Xi also heads the CPC and the country’s military as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the 2.3 million-strong PLA, the world’s largest army.Liu said China is playing a larger and greater role in increasing its international influence.

The Chinese military is showing its confidence in the international arena and its spokesmen actively interacted with the international media to explain the version of Chinese army and also correct misunderstandings, she said.”By doing so we want to convey the correct, clear and accurate information about China’s military development,” Liu said.She along with other young military officials interacted with the media sharing their experiences in the military and their appreciation of Xi’s leadership.