S Jaishankar’s big statement regarding India-China relationship

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar- India TV Hindi
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

Munich, Germany): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said India’s ties with China are going through a “very difficult phase” after China violated border agreements. Jaishankar also underlined that “the status of the border will determine the status of relations.” But there is a problem with China. Responding to a question, he said, “For 45 years since 1975, there was peace on the border, there was stable border management, there was no soldier casualty. Now that has changed because we had agreements with China not to deploy military forces along the border or the Line of Actual Control, but China has violated those agreements.

Jaishankar said, “Naturally the position of the border will determine the state of relations. Obviously relations with China are going through a very difficult phase at the moment.” The border standoff between Indian and Chinese armies started in eastern Ladakh after violent clashes in the Pangong Lake areas and both sides gradually increased their troops. and increased the deployment of weapons. After this, tension escalated after violent clashes in Galwan Valley on 15 June 2020.

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On a visit to Melbourne last week, Jaishankar had said the situation at the LAC arose due to China’s violation of agreements set for large-scale troop deployment along the border in 2020 and said Beijing’s action was “a cause of concern to the entire international community”. In response to a question during a joint press conference with Australia’s Foreign Minister Maris Payne in Melbourne, Jaishankar had said, “When a big country disregards written commitments, I think it It is an issue of vital concern to the entire international community.

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Jaishankar participated in a discussion on the Indo-Pacific at the MSC, which aims to deliberate extensively on the escalating tensions between NATO countries and Russia over Ukraine. Australian Secretary of State Payne, Japanese Secretary of State Yoshimasa Hayashi, Chair of the US Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, Jean Shahin, and Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, participated in the discussion.

On the issue of connectivity, Jaishankar said that it should be transparent and commercially based. Amid international concern over China’s lending policy to countries, Jaishankar said a debt trap should not be created and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries should not be violated.

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