Mumbai: Following the ongoing disputes between India and China, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that if talks between both the countries at the military and diplomatic level don’t yield any results India has “military options” to deal with the Chinese.
Rawat said here on the ongoing dispute between India and China in eastern Ladakh, “The military option to deal with crimes committed by the Chinese military in Ladakh will be exercised only if negotiations fail at the military and diplomatic level.”
India and China have been engaged in a deadlock from April-May, following changes made by the Chinese military in several areas, including the Finger Area, Galvan Valley, Hot Springs, and Kongrung Nala.
Negotiations between the two sides have been going on for the last three months, including five Lieutenant General level talks, but have so far failed to yield any results.
However, the CDS refused to discuss in detail the military options in which India could reverse the changes made by the Chinese military in the Ladakh region.
The Chinese military has refused to completely withdraw or disband from the Finger area and seems to be buying time to delay its disengagement from there.
While efforts are underway to settle the border dispute, India has rejected the Chinese suggestion of disintegration from the Finger region in eastern Ladakh equally.