Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said on Thursday that India-China relationship is in a delicate state after a dispute between the Indian Army and the Chinese Army over the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan Valley near Ladakh last year.
Attending the thirteenth session of the All India Conference of China Studies, he said that “there may be differences between the two neighboring countries regarding the border but we cannot deny the basic fact that the border areas have been peaceful.”
“If seen, before 2020 if people lost their lives due to stress then it was in 1971. So after the incident last year, the relationship between the two is tense. Not only has he backed down from his commitment to reduce the presence of security forces here, but he has also shown that he can disturb the peace in this area. Why China has changed its attitude and why it has increased the deployment of security forces on the border – we are still waiting for a concrete answer. “
The Foreign Minister said that the process of building a relationship between the two countries has been difficult. He said, “There was a war between the two countries in the year 1962, after which India and China sent their ambassadors to each other in 1976 itself. On behalf of India, the first visit of a Prime Minister to China was in 1954, after which it was possible another time in 1988.
Amid the ongoing tension in Ladakh, both countries have been discussed at the commander level but the difficulty is not being resolved. In both countries, it was agreed to reduce the number of security forces on the frontline and disengagement.
In the ninth round of commander-level talks, which lasted for fifteen hours, there were talks on reducing the tension between the army.