New Delhi Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday that the relations between India and China were under “serious tension” and the entirety of the agreements reached between the two countries over the past few years to restore normalcy in relations amid the China-India border deadlock “Integrity” should be respected with “integrity”.
The Foreign Minister said that any unilateral attempt to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is 'unacceptable'. He was speaking at the Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture.
Solidarity against terrorism is necessary
Jaishankar also referred to cross-border terrorism and said that India would have to unite to counter it. Jaishankar said that a peaceful atmosphere in the border areas provided the basis for expanding coordination between India and China in other areas. But the relationship between the epidemic has become strained.
Unilateral attempt to change status quo on LAC is unacceptable
The Foreign Minister said, “In order to restore normalcy in relations between India and China, the agreements between the two countries must be treated with sincere respect with sincerity.” As far as the Line of Actual Control is concerned, any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo is unacceptable. “He said that the relationship cannot remain unaffected by the change in perceptions that underlie it.”
Jaishankar said that relations remained stable for three decades as both countries resolved new situations and inherited challenges. India will continue to pay utmost attention to its immediate neighbors, taking along the various poles of the emerging global order.
There has been a deadlock between India and China on the border in eastern Ladakh for more than five months, which has strained relations. Several rounds of talks have been held between the two sides at the diplomatic and military level, but the deadlock has not ended.