S. Jaishankar, India’s minister of external affairs, stated on Friday that if China upsets peace and tranquility in border regions, it will have an influence on India and China’s relationship. According to Jaishankar, “Our relationship is not normal, and it cannot be normal because the border situation is not normal.”
After the conflict in Ladakh two years ago, Jaishankar was speaking to the media in Bengaluru and responding to a question regarding the tense ties with China.
The Indian military has been defending its position along the border for the past two years, the minister continued, and this is the main issue. Jaishankar stated, “We have made significant progress in retreating from areas where we are quite near.
The location of the two forces is quite close together, he continued, adding that the situation is tense. We are in discussion since the situation “might possibly be harmful,” the minister stated.
STATUS-QUO TO BE MAINTAINED: INDIA ON CHINA-TAIWAN ISSUE
Without mentioning any of the two nations, India expressed its initial concern over the developments in the dispute between China and Taiwan and called for actions to uphold peace and stability in the area.
We urge the use of moderation, the avoidance of unilateral acts to disrupt the status quo, the de-escalation of tensions, and efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region, according to External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
Following Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, tensions between China and Taiwan have never been higher. Following Pelosi’s travel to Taiwan, China conducted important military exercises. Chinese military drills allegedly served as a warm-up for future attacks on Taiwan, according to the Taiwanese government.