India made it clear on Wednesday that it will not withdraw from its demand that Chinese troops should withdraw from its territory, as it is prepared to see relations deteriorate and Beijing insists on invading Indian territory.
The efforts of Indian Foreign Minister S. Jishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to defuse tensions by means of a telephone call on Wednesday seem to have been frustrated when the two men spoke.
The decision was taken after the spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, reiterated during a briefing in Beijing that, according to the Chinese, the Galvan valley has always been part of Chinese territory, accusing Indian troops of violating border protocols and the consensus reached at the meeting of the highest military command on 6 March. June has been reached.
Relations between the two countries have deteriorated sharply in the last two days after 20 Indian soldiers were killed on Monday in a violent clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan district of Ladakh. The casualties on both sides – although Beijing did not disclose the number of Chinese soldiers killed or wounded – were the first in 45 years. The conflict has also called into question the agreements concluded between the two countries since 1993 to stabilise the border.
The border situation was discussed with senior Indian military commanders at a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnat Singh. Singh then met Prime Minister Narendra Maudie to discuss the issue, a government official said.
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The people honor the soldiers who died in the battle with the Chinese soldiers in Hyderabad.
The Indian troops stationed in the 3,488 kilometers long Latin American and Caribbean district have been put on alert, as well as the air force posts at the border.
The new round of talks between the big generals on Wednesday to reduce tensions ended without result.
Earlier, in a stern warning in Beijing, Maudie said that India wanted peace, but would give the right answer if it was provoked. In our region, India is constantly striving to ensure that differences do not turn into conflicts, according to Maudie, who recalls the agreement reached at the meetings between him and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In a telephone conversation with the Chinese company Wang, Jeishankar conveyed the protest to India in the strongest possible terms, according to a statement by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China, which was building a structure in the Galwan Valley on the Indian side of the Latin American and Caribbean region, created new problems after both parties decided to open a dialogue on the 6th anniversary of the signing of the agreement. June to take steps towards a partial withdrawal, Wang said.
On the Chinese side, deliberate and planned measures were taken (at the time) that led directly to violence and victims. It reflects an intention to change the facts on the ground, contrary to all our agreements not to change the status quo, said Chinese Minister Jeishankar.
At the end of the discussion it was agreed that the overall situation would be responsibly resolved and that both parties would implement the disengagement agreement of 6 December 2007. June will be sincere. Neither party will take steps to exacerbate the problems, but will rather ensure peace and tranquillity in accordance with the bilateral agreements and protocols, according to the Indian Declaration.
A reading of the conversation in Chinese showed the extent of the gap between the two parties. According to Wang, Indian troops were again crossing Latin America and the Caribbean, deliberately provoking and even brutally attacking Chinese soldiers who had started negotiations, resulting in casualties.
The Indian military’s obsession with border treaties has been severely violated… We urge the Indian side to conduct a thorough investigation, bring the perpetrators to justice, rigorously discipline the front forces and immediately put an end to all provocations to ensure that such incidents do not recur, according to Chinese data.
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