Moscow/New Delhi, September 10
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met in Moscow on Thursday amid hopes of a doable breakthrough in decreasing tensions alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in jap Ladakh.
The talks between the 2 Foreign Ministers are going down within the backdrop of an enormous spike in border tensions in jap Ladakh triggered by contemporary face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops alongside the LAC in jap Ladakh.
Following contemporary confrontation across the southern financial institution of Pangong lake, India has additional strengthened its army presence within the area by sending further troops, battle tanks and different weaponry. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has additionally beefed up its presence within the space the place the scenario remained very tense.
“The external affairs minister will be meeting the Chinese foreign minister shortly where he will be discussing this issue,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated at a digital media briefing within the night when requested whether or not the four-month-long border faceoff will probably be raised by Jaishankar on the talks.
Jaishankar and Wang are in Moscow to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) assembly.
Srivastava reiterated India’s place that it was dedicated to resolve the present scenario via peaceable negotiations.
“Both India and China are in regular touch through diplomatic and military channels to resolve the situation. This was the consensus when the two defence ministers met,” he stated.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks together with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe on the margins of one other SCO meet in Moscow final Friday however apparently the assembly didn’t yield any tangible end result.
The Indian Army on Tuesday stated the Chinese troops tried to shut in on an Indian place close to the southern financial institution of Pangong lake the earlier night and fired photographs within the air, a primary such occasion of bullets getting used alongside the LAC after a spot of 45 years.
The Army stated this in an announcement after the PLA late on Monday evening alleged that the Indian troops crossed the LAC and “outrageously fired” warning photographs close to the Pangong lake. PTI