China speaks in two voices on Pangong conflict

Sandeep Dikshit

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 1

China on Tuesday gave totally different responses to the clashes on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the night time of August 30.

The Chinese mission right here accused India of getting “grossly violated China’s territorial sovereignty, seriously violated relevant agreements, protocols and important consensus reached between the two countries, and severely damaged peace and tranquillity along the China-India border areas”.

In a press release on Tuesday, Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong accused Indian troops of turning their backs on the consensus reached in a number of rounds of diplomatic- and military-level talks. She particularly complained of Indian troop exercise “throughout the LAC” on the southern financial institution of the Pangong Tso Lake and close to the Reqin Pass. These, the assertion mentioned, have been “flagrant provocations, which once more stirred rigidity within the border areas’’.

In a mirrored image of the bellicose Chinese Ministry of Defence assertion on Monday, she mentioned India’s actions have been counter to the efforts to ease and funky down the state of affairs on the bottom. As a end result, China has delivered a demarche to India to “strictly control and restrain its frontline troops” and instantly withdraw its troops illegally trespassing the LAC.

But in Europe, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi mentioned there have been sure to be some issues as a result of the India-China boundary is but to be demarcated.

 “China-India relations have lately attracted the eye of all events. The boundary between China and India has not but been demarcated, so there’ll all the time be issues of this sort. We are able to handle every kind of points by means of dialogue with the Indian facet,’’ he mentioned in Paris at an interplay with French strategic consultants on the French Institute of International Relations.

“Differences needs to be managed and managed, and particularly, variations mustn’t escalate into conflicts. I feel that varied departments of the 2 nations ought to implement the necessary consensus,’’ he added.

The Indian Army in a press release on Monday mentioned it thwarted a provocative Chinese military motion in japanese Ladakh to alter the established order on the southern financial institution of Pangong Lake. This was the primary main incident after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 1.

India has additionally taken an identical method because the Chinese of blowing cold and warm on the LAC battle. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has mentioned the army possibility is on the desk if talks fail to yield outcomes. On the opposite hand, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday spoke of attaining some form of an equilibrium in ties with China and, a few days after Gen Rawat’s assertion, had mentioned no border dispute had been solved by army motion.

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