Amid tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, India has clearly stated that any unilateral attempt to change the status quo on the border is unacceptable. On Saturday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on relations with China that any unilateral effort to change the status quo is unacceptable as far as LAC is concerned.
On the relationship with China, the Foreign Minister said that the relationship remained stable for three decades as both countries resolved new situations and inherited challenges. The peaceful atmosphere in the border areas provided the basis for expanding coordination in other areas. Relations between the epidemic have become strained. The External Affairs Minister said that to restore normalcy, agreements between the two countries should be treated with full respect.
Let me tell you that last week, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that peace and tranquility on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been severely disrupted and it is obviously affecting the entire relationship between India and China. Jaishankar made these statements against the backdrop of the border standoff between India and China in East Ladakh for more than five months where each side has deployed more than 50,000 troops.
Jaishankar, in a webinar on his book, The India Way, said in the historical perspective of the development of relations between the two neighboring countries over the last three decades, the question of the China-India border is a very complex and difficult subject. The External Affairs Minister said that India-China relations are in ‘very difficult times’ which have been normal since the late 1980s through trade, travel, tourism and social activities based on peace along the border.