India, China agree to 'expeditious disengagement' of Doklam border dispute

A border dispute between India and China in the Himalayas appears to be deescalating.

Story highlights

  • Dispute is over territory in the Himalayas
  • Had brought back memories of a deadly 1962 border conflict between India and China

(CNN)India and China have agreed to deescalate a months-long territorial standoff in the Himalayas, ahead of a major economic summit involving both countries.

In a statement Monday, India's Ministry of External Affairs said the "expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is ongoing."
China's official Xinhua news agency said India had withdrawn its personnel and equipment "that had crossed the border back to the Indian side."