Current situation in Lake Arisen due to non-compliance with written agreements by China : Jaishankar

The current situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is due to China’s failure to abide by written agreements not to mass troops at the border, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne, Jaishankar further said that when a major country fails to meet its written commitments, it is a matter of legitimate concern for the whole of society. International community.

The minister made the comments in response to a question about the standoff on Ladakh’s eastern border between the Indian and Chinese military. When asked if the issue of the India-China border standoff was discussed at the Quad foreign ministers’ meeting here on Friday, Jaishankar replied: Yes.
“Yes, we (Quad) had a discussion about India-China relations because that was part of how we informed each other about what was happening in our neighborhood. And that’s an issue that a lot of countries are legitimately interested, especially if they The situation at LAC is due to China’s 2020 disregard of written agreements with India not to amass forces on the border, he said.
“So when a major country disregards written commitments, I think it’s a matter of legitimate concern for the entire international community,” he added. The clash on the eastern border of Ladakh between the Indian and Chinese military erupted following a fierce clash in the Pangong Lake areas and the two sides have gradually increased their deployment by dispatching tens of thousands of troops as well as heavy weapons.

Tensions have risen following a deadly clash in the Galwan Valley. Following a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process on the northern and southern shores of Pangong Lake in February and in the Gogra area in August last year.

India and China held the 14th round of corps commander level meetings on January 12 in which the two sides agreed to maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels to find a ‘mutually acceptable resolution’ of the issues. remnants of the stalemate in eastern Ladakh.


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