Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 4
The clashes on the border with China have led to an estrangement in diplomatic ties, which is not going to be regular once more except there’s full disengagement and de-escalation by its troops on the border, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla stated right here on Friday.
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“It cannot be business as usual… we are always willing to talk and engage but there will be no compromise,” he stated at a webinar organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs with lecturers from everywhere in the nation.
Shringla referred to the gravity of the present scenario in Ladakh that noticed casualties on the LAC for the primary time in 40 years. Besides, there have been makes an attempt to take unilateral actions that “seem to be efforts to change the facts on the ground”.
“Even in the depth of the Covid crisis, we kept the communication lines (with China) open. Ground commanders are talking as we speak. But it is a fact that unless there is peace in the border areas, normal bilateral ties will be affected,” he stated.