Tribune News Service
Moscow, September 5
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with State Councillor and Defence Minister of China General Wei Fenghe on September four in Moscow on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) assembly.
The two Ministers had frank and in-depth discussions concerning the developments on the India-China border areas in addition to on the India-China relations.
Rajnath Singh categorically conveyed India’s place on the developments alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), together with in Galwan Valley within the western sector of the India-China border areas up to now few months.
The Indian Defence Minister additionally laid emphasis on the actions of the Chinese troops, together with amassing of numerous troops, their aggressive behaviour and makes an attempt to unilaterally alter the established order, which have been in violation of the bilateral agreements and never consistent with the understandings reached between the particular representatives of two sides.
Singh clearly acknowledged that whereas the Indian troops had all the time taken a really accountable method in the direction of border administration, on the identical time, there also needs to be little question about our dedication to guard our nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Wei Fenghe stated each side ought to scrupulously implement the consensus reached between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping.
The Defence Minister of China additionally stated each international locations ought to proceed to unravel the problems by means of dialogue and session, strictly observe the varied bilateral agreements, strengthen the regulation of frontline troops and never undertake any provocative actions that may escalate the scenario.
“The two sides should focus on the overall situation of India-China relations and work together to de-escalate the situation as soon as possible and maintain peace and tranquillity on the India-China border areas,” Fenghe added.
The Chinese Defence Minister additionally urged that each side ought to keep communication in any respect ranges, together with between the 2 Ministers.
Rajnath Singh stated: “Both sides should take guidance from the consensus of the leaders that maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas was essential for the further development of our bilateral relations and that two sides should not allow differences to become disputes. Accordingly, the two sides should resolve the ongoing situation and outstanding issues in the border areas peacefully through dialogue.”
The Chinese Defence Minister conveyed that the Chinese facet, too, desired to resolve the problems peacefully.
Singh suggested that it was vital, due to this fact, that the Chinese facet ought to work with the Indian facet for full disengagement on the earliest from all friction areas together with Pangong Lake in addition to de-escalation in border areas in accordance with the bilateral agreements and protocols on the upkeep of peace and tranquillity in border areas, strictly respect and observe the road of precise management and shouldn’t make makes an attempt to unilaterally change establishment.
He added: “The current situation should be handled responsibly and that neither side should take any further action that could either complicate the situation or escalate matters in the border areas. The two sides should continue their discussions, including through diplomatic and military channels, to ensure complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity along the LAC at the earliest.”