PM-led CCS takes inventory of talks with China

Sandeep Dikshit

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met on Tuesday night on the Prime Minister’s residence to take inventory of two back-to-back conferences with China amidst a worrying scenario growing on the border in jap Ladakh.

While Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had a protracted dialog together with his Chinese counterpart final week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to fulfill Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.

There can be a risk of NSA Ajit Doval stepping in to carry a gathering with Wang in his different function as Special Representative for Border Talks.

The CCS was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Doval in addition to senior safety officers.

The previous week has witnessed a spurt in rigidity and aggression on the LAC, together with the unprecedented firing of photographs for which either side have blamed one another.

A jostling for peaks has taken place whilst army commander-level talks have been occurring and hopes at the moment are being pinned on what Jaishankar mentioned on political stage talks.

In the run as much as the assembly with Wang, Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla reposed religion on dialogue to resolve the border tensions and mentioned any upward swing in ties with China would depend upon the return of peace and tranquility.

China asks India to e-book personnel for firing photographs

Meanwhile, China has requested India to carry to account its personnel who fired gunshots within the newest rigidity between the edges on the border in jap Ladakh.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) mentioned it made a “solemn representation” with the Indian aspect by diplomatic and army channels on the problem.

“We demand that the Indian side immediately stop dangerous activities, pull back trespassers, hold those who fired the shots in provocation accountable, and make sure such incidents will not be repeated,” mentioned a Chinese Foreign Affairs spokesperson, who additionally reiterated the PLA assertion on the incident.

The Indian Army has mentioned the allegations within the PLA assertion have been meant to mislead “their domestic and international audience”.

However, Ministry of External Affairs has not formally responded to its Chinese counterpart’s calls for.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs famous that the tranquility of the border areas was “pierced by gun shots” for the primary time since 1975 and reiterated the necessity to resolve points by consultations and dialogue. “Confrontation does no one good,” it famous.

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