Border standoff: India says China ought to work with it for full disengagement in japanese Ladakh


New Delhi, September 17

India on Thursday mentioned China ought to sincerely work with it for full disengagement of troops on the earliest from all friction areas, together with Pangong lake, and take steps to de-escalate the scenario in japanese Ladakh.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned India hoped the Chinese aspect would strictly respect and observe the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and never make additional makes an attempt to “unilaterally” change the established order.

At a media briefing, the MEA spokesperson additionally referred to the consensus arrived at separate conferences between defence ministers and overseas ministers of the 2 nations in Moscow on September four and September 10, respectively.

“There was consensus between the ministers of the two sides, during both the meetings, that there should be quick and complete disengagement of troops from all friction areas along the LAC,” Srivastava mentioned.

“Both sides should, therefore, focus on easing tensions in the friction areas by refraining from any actions that may lead to an escalation in the situation. This requires strict adherence to the bilateral agreements and protocols and not making unilateral attempts to change the status quo,” he mentioned. — PTI



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