Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday spoke in the Rajya Sabha on India’s border standoff with China, saying the issue in unsolved. He reiterated that China isn’t accepting the traditional alignment of the border.
“The border issue is a complex one and must be resolved patiently. Both the countries consider that,” said Singh. “There is not any commonly delineated Line of Actual Keep an eye on (LAC),” he added.
Talking approximately the current situation on the India-China border, Singh said that the Chinese army created obstacles in the Ladakh sector for operations of Indian soldiers who were stationed there as per the agreements between the two countries. He said that Indian troops gave befitting reply to the Chinese soldiers.
“No one will have to have doubts approximately our determination to offer protection to the country’s borders,” he said.
Singh also listed the quite a lot of agreements and common understanding which both India and China arrived at through the years. “But after 2003, China did not show the will to honour these agreements,” the defence minister said.
He also paid tribute to the 20 soldiers killed in Galwan Valley conflict with the Chinese soldiers on June 15. Singh also said that the Chinese army suffered casualties in the incident.
The defence minister had made a remark in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the second one day of the monsoon session of Parliament, where he said that tension at the border used to be bound to negatively impact bilateral relations between India and China.
The defence minister had said that India is able to take care of any situation regarding the India-China border tension.
Singh said that China does not recognise the traditional customary alignment of the Line of Actual Keep an eye on (LAC) and the border issue between the two countries remains unresolved.
The two countries have been busy in a standoff position since April and the Chinese have refused to vacate areas in the Finger area and other friction points in the Eastern Ladakh area.
A couple of rounds of talks have also failed to yield any remarkable result in defusing the tensions and now the Indian side has prepared itself for long term deployment in the high mountainous region.