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Doklam standoff: Ready for talks to reopen Nathu La pass, says China

IANS | Bejing |

China on Tuesday said it is ready for talks to reopen the Nath La pass for Indian pilgrims, which it had closed in mid-June over the military standoff at Doklam.

“China is ready to keep communication with Indian side in regard to the opening of the pass and other issues concerning the pilgrimage by Indians,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here.

While the over two-month standoff was resolved last month, the pass through which many Indian pilgrims go to Kailash Mansarovar in China’s Tibet remained shut.