India claims that the Himalayan front's status with China is unstable and perilous
According to Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, the situation between India and China in the Ladakh region of the western Himalayas is unstable and hazardous, with armed units stationed near to one another in certain areas.
When the two sides battled in the area in the middle of 2020, at least 24 troops were killed, but the conflict has since subsided thanks to many rounds of diplomatic and military negotiations
In December, violence broke out in the eastern part of the unmarked boundary between the two nuclear-armed Asian superpowers, but no one was killed.
"Because of certain locations where our troops are extremely close together and consequently highly perilous, the situation, in my opinion, still remains very unstable, Jaishankar said at an India Today summit.
According to him, the border dispute cannot be settled in accordance with the September 2020 in-principle agreement he signed with his Chinese counterpart before India-China ties can return to normal.
"The Chinese have battled with having to fulfil their end of the bargain. Even though both sides' soldiers have left several places, negotiations are still going on over issues that have not been settled, according to Jaishankar.
"We have been quite explicit with the Chinese that a violation of peace and serenity is not acceptable, and that we want the remainder of our relationship to go as usual. Simply said, that is untenable. On the fringes of a G20 summit held by India this month, Jaishankar said he spoke with Qin Gang, China's new foreign minister, about the predicament. Jaishankar expressed optimism that New Delhi could make the G20 "more faithful to its global purpose" during India's G20 chairmanship this year.
"The G20 should not function as a discussion forum or a venue exclusive for the global north. There is a need to include all global issues. That argument has already been expressed quite clearly, Jaishankar added. In the last three weeks, there have been two G20 ministerial gatherings in India, but they have been overshadowed by Russia's 13-month invasion of Ukraine.