After a high-level diplomatic meeting in Russia, China and India said Friday morning that they had agreed to de-escalate tensions at the Himalayan border and take steps to restore “peace and peace“.
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According to Reuters, China and India on the morning of September 11 released a joint statement stating that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar met in Moscow, Russia on Thursday (September 10). ) and reached a five-point consensus, which included agreements on whether troops from the two countries should quickly withdraw from the hot spots and reduce tensions.
The two sides signed a consensus agreement on reducing border escalation on the sidelines of the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This important reconciliation move comes after a confrontation in the western Himalayan border area earlier this week.
Reuters said the meeting between the two Sino-Indian diplomats lasted about two hours. This is the latest diplomatic effort to prevent a broader conflict between the two most populous countries in the world that had a border war in 1962.
“The two foreign ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas was of no benefit to either side. Therefore, they agreed that the border soldiers of both sides should continue the dialogue, quickly retreat, maintain proper distance and reduce tension.“, The statement said in general.
An Indian source told Reuters that Mr. Jaishankar told Wang that the immediate task was for the soldiers to withdraw “collision areas“So things don’t get worse.”
Earlier this week, China and India accused each other of shooting and shooting in a contradictory border area. Both argued that the shooting violated a long-signed protocol that the two sides signed on not using guns in sensitive border areas.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement stating that Wang Yi told Mr. Jaishankar: “It is imperative to immediately stop provocative acts such as shooting and other dangerous acts in violation of agreed commitments.“.
Mr. Wang is believed to have also told Mr. Jaishankar that all personnel and equipment that had breached the territory at the border had to be moved to reduce the escalation of the conflict.
Meanwhile, Reuters quoted a source from the Indian government as saying that Mr. Jaishankar told Wang that India was deeply concerned about China’s increased armed forces at the Reality Control Line (LAC) at This secluded border area.
“The Chinese side did not give a reliable explanation for the armed force deployment here“Mr. Jaishankar said.
“The provocative behavior of Chinese border troops in several collisions along the LAC also shows that they are not concerned with bilateral agreements and protocols.“, Mr. Jaishankar affirmed and added that any unilateral efforts to change the status quo of this border area will be opposed.
One day before the meeting between the two foreign ministers of India and China in Russia, the Global Times Times newspaper – the agency of the Chinese communist state, reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was moving troops. mechanics and armored vehicles to the border area of India.
Chinese state media also recently reported on the PLA’s paramilitary armed exercises in the Tibet region near India.
Global Times in a comment posted late Thursday (September 10) stated that any dialogue with India should be accompanied by “readiness for war“.
“The Chinese side must be fully prepared to take military action in the event of a diplomatic failure, and China’s border troops must be able to respond to emergency situations and be ready to fight any. when”, The newspaper emphasized.
“India should look closely at the world and China. They should also look back on history. India has extraordinary confidence in dealing with China. They don’t have enough power. If the Indians are kidnapped by the extremist ethnic forces and they continue to pursue extremist policies towards China, they will pay a heavy price.”, Global Times warning.