Meeting between foreign ministers of China and India, China could not respond to India’s questions

The meeting with S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi lasted for more than 2 hours. During the meeting, the two leaders agreed that the present situation on the border is not in the interest of any party. In the meeting, India said that no attempt should be made to change the status quo on the border. All border agreements should be fully adhered to. In the meeting, the two leaders agreed that differences should not be converted into disputes. An agreement was reached to continue the talks between the two countries, immediately withdraw and ease tensions. Measures to maintain peace and increase tension in the region will be avoided. It has been agreed to continue the talks through a Special Representative Mechanism. The working mechanism for consultation and coordination (WMCC) meetings on the India-China boundary issue will continue.

Questions have been raised over the deployment of a large number of Chinese troops on the LAC. The Foreign Minister was informed that indian troops have complied with all border agreements even during the tension. In this bilateral dialogue, the Indian side questioned the deployment of a large number of Chinese troops and equipment with the LAC. Such action is a violation of the agreements of 1993 and 1996. The Chinese side could not give a clear answer to India’s objections. Despite 3 months of talks, there has been no settlement of this boundary dispute.