Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that the situation in Ladakh with China is ‘delicate and dangerous’.
It should be remembered that violence erupted again in December last year on the undefined border between China and India in the eastern region, but there were no casualties in this fight.
In a conference organized by India Today, Jaishankar said that according to me the situation is still very critical because there are many places where the positions of the forces of the two countries are very close and it is a very dangerous situation militarily.
Continuing his speech, he said that India-China relations cannot return to normal until the border dispute is resolved as per the September 2020 agreement in principle, which was reached with his Chinese counterpart. Beijing must do what was agreed.
Jaishankar said that although the forces of both sides have retreated from many areas, the talks on outstanding points are still ongoing. We have made it clear to China that we cannot violate law and order. You can’t breach the contract and want the rest of the relationship to continue as if nothing happened, so it can’t be viable.’
The Indian foreign minister said that he discussed the situation with China’s new foreign minister, Qin Gang, on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting hosted by India this month.
Regarding the G20 presidency this year, Jaishankar hoped that New Delhi could make the forum “more effective for its global mandate”. The G20 should not be a mere debating club or the arena of the global North alone. It needs to work on all global concerns.
The two G20 ministerial meetings held in India in the last three weeks ended inconclusively in the shadow of the Russia-Ukraine war.
It should be noted that on December 9 last year, there were reports of a clash between the two countries in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector.
It should be noted that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the Rajya Sabha said that on December 9, 2022, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh. But tried to change the status unilaterally, which was stopped by our army. China said it is ready to work for stable and strong relations with its neighboring country.