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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Tibetan exiles support India in border standoff with China

The Tibetan Youth Congress members on Friday waved Indian and Tibetan flags and demanded that China leave Tibet.

Tibetan exiles in New Delhi show support for India on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the border standoff with China .Tensions between Indian and China flared last month in the southernmost part of Tibet, in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan, after Chinese teams began building a road onto the Doklam Plateau. The banner in local language reads Tibet's independence is India's security. Tsering Topgyal /AP
Tibetan exiles in New Delhi show support for India on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the border standoff with China .Tensions between Indian and China flared last month in the southernmost part of Tibet, in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan, after Chinese teams began building a road onto the Doklam Plateau. The banner in local language reads Tibet's independence is India's security. Tsering Topgyal /AP

Dozens of Tibetan exiles held a rally in New Delhi on Friday in support of India in the ongoing border standoff with Chinese forces over disputed territory high in the Himalayas.

The Tibetan Youth Congress members waved Indian and Tibetan flags and demanded that China leave Tibet.

The standoff began in June after Indian troops confronted Chinese forces working on a road over the Doklam Plateau that is also claimed by India's ally, Bhutan.

China demands that Indian troops withdraw unilaterally before any talks can be held while New Delhi says each side should stand down. China and India fought a border war in 1962 and much of their frontier remains unsettled.

A large number of Tibetans have been living in exile in India since 1959.