India China Border News: India Encroaching On Chinese Territory In Ladakh, Says Chinese Foreign Ministry On S.Jaishankar Statement
China has reacted sharply to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s statement at the Qatar Economic Forum. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has clearly termed India as an encroacher country. In view of such statements, the ongoing tension in Ladakh does not appear to be reducing. Several rounds of talks have also taken place at the military and diplomatic level between the two countries regarding the deployment of troops. Despite this, the armies of both the countries are still stationed face to face in many areas of eastern Ladakh.
China accuses India of encroachment
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in response to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s statement that the deployment of Chinese troops in the western sector along the India-China border is a normal defense arrangement. This arrangement has been made by the country concerned to prevent encroachment or threat against the territory of China. He also said that India has been encroaching on our territories by increasing the deployment of troops along the border for a long time.
China separating border tension from bilateral relations
He cited India’s encroachment as the real reason for tension on the border. We should look at the border issue in a peaceful manner and we do not think that the border issue should be linked to our bilateral relations. He also expressed the hope of resolving this tension through talks.
What did Jaishankar say?
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while addressing the Qatar Economic Forum, had said that the uncertainty about China’s military deployment along the disputed border with India and whether Beijing will fulfill its promise to reduce troops has affected relations between the two neighbours. remains a challenge. He had also said that the broader issue related to the border dispute in eastern Ladakh is whether India and China can build a relationship based on mutual sensitivity and respect and whether there is a need not to deploy any major armed forces of both sides in the Beijing border area. Will comply with written commitment.
When did the tension in Ladakh start?
The military standoff between China and India began in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020. After which on June 15, for the first time in 45 years, soldiers of both the sides suffered casualties during a violent clash in Galwan Valley. Limited progress has been made towards a complete withdrawal of troops from the Pangong Lake area. The two sides are now in talks to process the withdrawal of troops at the remaining points of the confrontation. India is particularly pushing for the withdrawal of troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang.
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