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China today said that there is “no scope for a compromise” with India about the nearly two-week old standoff at the Sikkim border and said the “ball is in India’s court” to end the tension.

China’s Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, told that withdrawal of troops from the area is a “precondition” to any resolution.

Asked about warning remarks by official Chinese media and think-tanks that the conflict can lead to a “war” if not handled properly, the ambassador “There has been talk about this option, that option. It is up to your government policy ”

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are attending a summit of the G20 group of nations in the German city of Hamburg later this week. So far, no bilateral meeting has been arranged for them.

The stand-off between the armies of the two countries is located on a plateau next to Sikkim, which borders nearer  to China.