Can India-China relationship be based on sensitivity and respect? Jaishankar said – this question is the biggest issue

Can India-China relationship be based on sensitivity and respect? Jaishankar said – this question is the biggest issue

The ongoing tension between India and China on the border in eastern Ladakh is still visible. Efforts are on for peace talks from both sides. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that the big issue in the matter related to the border dispute in eastern Ladakh is whether India and China can build a relationship based on mutual sensitivity and respect. He asked whether Beijing would stick to the written commitment that included not deploying large numbers of armed forces along the border by both sides.

During an online address at the Qatar Economic Forum, Jaishankar also clarified that India has nothing to do with being part of the Quad and the border dispute with China. He said that the Quad has its own agenda in the global perspective among the member countries. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said, the India-China border dispute predates the existence of the Quad. In many ways it is a challenge and a problem which is completely different from the Quad. Of course, at the moment there are two big issues, one of which is the issue of deployment of troops, especially in Ladakh.

Negotiations continue for withdrawal of troops from other parts of the dispute

Significantly, there is a military standoff between India and China on the border in eastern Ladakh since the beginning of May last year. However, the two sides completed the process of withdrawing troops from the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake in February after several rounds of military and diplomatic talks. At present, talks are going on between the two countries regarding the withdrawal of troops from the rest of the standoff. However, no positive results are visible from this conversation. China is continuously deploying troops and weapons on its western borders.

China deployed 'Tibet unit' near Sikkim border

China's 'nefarious' antics can be gauged from the fact that it has deployed PLA troops near the Tibet unit near the Sikkim border. 'Dragon' has made this deployment in the strategically important Chumbi Valley between Sikkim and Bhutan. The Chinese army has created a new set of militia, which is named Mimang Chetan (MC). This includes Tibetan youth. The Chinese army has also provided training to all these people. There are two batches of MC, each with participation of 100 youths. Out of this, one batch has been fully trained and only they have been deployed.


The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.