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Situation In Border Is ‘Very Serious’: EAM S Jaishankar On India-China Standoff Along LAC

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  • EAM is set to meet with its Chinese counterpart in Moscow on 10 September
  • Both sides have been engaged in military, as well as diplomatic negotiations since the incident
  • Tensions between India and China in the East Ladakh sector escalated after the conflict in the Galwan Valley on 15 June

Mumbai: Foreign Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar said on Monday that the situation between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is ‘very serious’ and called for ‘very very deep dialogue’ between the political leadership of two countries.

Speaking in an interactive session, Jaishankar said that boundary conditions cannot be linked to relationship status.

Jaishankar said, “If peace and tranquility are not given to anyone on the border, then it cannot be that the rest of the relationship continues on the same basis, because clearly peace and tranquility is the basis of the relationship.”

Saying that historical problems between New Delhi and Beijing continue, Jaishankar has since signed various agreements between the two countries.

“If these are not taken care of, it raises very important questions … I note that this very serious situation has been going on since the beginning of May, it calls for a very deep dialogue between the two sides at the political level. Does, ”he said.

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Meanwhile, EAM is set to meet with its Chinese counterpart in Moscow on 10 September, on the sidelines of a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on 8 September.

Tensions between India and China in the East Ladakh sector escalated after the conflict in the Galwan Valley on 15 June resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian Army personnel. The Chinese side also suffered heavy casualties but did not accept the deaths from their side.

Both sides have been engaged in military, as well as diplomatic negotiations since the incident. However, the dialogues have yielded no results.

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