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LAC situation in East Ladakh very critical: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar | india news

New Delhi: Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar On Saturday described the situation in eastern Ladakh as very delicate and quite dangerous in “military assessment” as he reiterated at a media event that relations with neighboring China would not be normal until problems on the border are resolved.
India wants disengagement process in eastern Ladakh This should be fully completed before any idea of ​​resuming bilateral exchanges with China can be considered. The two countries may see a Modi-Xi summit later this year, though the Chinese president is likely to visit India for the SCO summit in June-July and the G20 summit in September.
Jaishankar said it was a very challenging and unusual phase in relations with China, with China violating bilateral agreements for border peace in 2020 and its consequences being seen in Galwan Valley and other areas as well.
Jaishankar said at the India Today Conclave, “I say this because since 1988 when Rajiv Gandhi went there, till 2020 the understanding was that there would be peace on the border.”

India begins work on 135 km long strategic road along LAC in Ladakh

India begins work on 135 km long strategic road along LAC in Ladakh

“We have deployed our troops, we are standing our ground and the situation in my mind still remains very delicate because there are places where our deployments are very close and in military assessment are actually quite dangerous,” he said. ” Considerable progress was made when it came to displacement in many areas.
“There are many areas where we are in discussion. It is painstaking work and we will do it. “We have made it very clear to the Chinese that we cannot disturb peace and tranquility, you cannot violate agreements and then want the rest of the relationship to continue as if nothing happened. It’s not sustainable,” he said.
The minister also said that he and former Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had reached an agreement in principle in September 2020 on how to resolve the issue and it was up to China to fulfill what was agreed upon.
He also referred to his meeting with his new Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting here on March 2.
“My most recent meeting in this regard was with the new Foreign Minister Qin Gang when the G20 foreign ministers met and we had a long discussion about it. In September 2020, Wang Yi and I discussed how to resolve There was an in-principle agreement on this, so the Chinese have to fulfill what was agreed upon and they have had to deal with it.


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