Ground Report | New Delhi: India-China relations; Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India-China relations are going through the toughest phase at the moment after China’s violation of border agreements.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made this statement during discussions at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2022. In response to a question, the External Affairs Minister said, ‘India has a problem with China. That is, there was peace on the border. For 45 years from 1975, the border management was stable, there were no soldier casualties.”
“But now that has changed because we have an agreement with China not to deploy troops on the border, which is actually the Line of Actual Control… but China has violated those agreements,” he said. “Naturally the position of the border will also decide the status of relations between the two countries,” the foreign minister said.
“Obviously India’s relations with China are passing through a very difficult phase at the present time. He also said that India’s relations with Western countries were quite good even before June 2020.
The standoff between India and China started in eastern Ladakh after a skirmish between the soldiers of the two countries in the Galwan Valley on 15 June 2020. After this, both the countries gradually increased the deployment of troops and weapons in this area.
S Jaishankar was in Melbourne, Australia last week. Here he said that the dispute on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) escalated because China violated the written agreements between the two countries.
“When a large country disregards written agreements, it causes concern for the entire international community,” the foreign minister said at the time.
In response to a question on the standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh, the External Affairs Minister said in Australia, “The situation along the Line of Actual Control has arisen due to China’s defiance of written agreements with India in 2020, nor due to For deployment of military forces on a large scale along the border.”
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