Maintenance of peace alongside LAC is foundation of ties with China: India

New Delhi, July 23

India on Thursday asserted that the upkeep of peace and tranquillity alongside the Line of Control (LAC) is the idea of its bilateral relationship with China, and mentioned it anticipated the Chinese facet to be honest in finishing the disengagement of troops in jap Ladakh.

At an internet media briefing, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned one other spherical of diplomatic talks below the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) is predicted to be scheduled quickly.

“The maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the border areas is the basis of our bilateral relationship,” he mentioned.

“Therefore it is our expectation that the Chinese side will sincerely work with us for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas at the earliest as agreed to by the Special Representatives,” Srivastava added.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held an almost two-hour-long telephonic dialog on July 5 to convey down rigidity between the armies of the 2 international locations in jap Ladakh.

Both sides started the disengagement course of from July 6 following the talks between Doval and Wang who have been Special Representatives for the boundary query.

“We have also made it clear that India is fully committed to observing and respecting the LAC and that we will not accept any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the LAC,” mentioned Srivastava.

He mentioned the 2 sides have agreed through the dialog of the Special Representatives to work in the direction of full disengagement of the troops alongside the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas for full restoration of peace and tranquillity. — PTI

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