As tensions are boiling between India and China over the military standoff in Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a BRICS security summit in Beijing.
While the exact details on their discussions were kept under wraps, both sides are reported to have discussed 'major problems' and 'bilateral issues'.
Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in a standoff along the LAC in the Doklam region, situated in the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction for over a month. Both sides have mobilized troops in mass numbers, leading many to speculate on the possibility of war.
From Chinese media to its defence ministry and army, everyone has warned/threatened India against the consequences of not withdrawing troops from Doklam.
China even put forth troop withdrawal as a pre-condition for negotiations.
India has appeared seemingly calm and composed through the stand-off, with Foreign Secretary Jaishankar said that India is taking a 'diplomatic deep breath' and engaging in dialogue to resolve the issue.