China says committed to ensuring peace on border with India

Monday, 14 Sep, 2020

"...re-affirmed that both sides should strictly respect and observe the line of actual control and should not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo..." Just $5 a month. They had also flagged that China is making military barracks and offices.

"The next meeting of the corp commanders will make it clear if China is going to be helpful and help to de-escalate the situation", said defence sources. They have set up huge military infrastructure at Finger 8.

Quoting government sources The Indian Express reported that there is less than 500 metres distance between the two armies.

Indian Army Spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand was unavailable for comments.

The incident came to light when two members from the group of youths, who went hunting in the jungle, returned home and informed the families of the five that they were whisked away by the Chinese troops from Sera-7, an Army patrol zone located about 12 km further north of Nacho.

As a precautionary measure, Indian troops have occupied some heights overlooking the positions occupied by the PLA. We are ready to take conciliatory steps.

Tension is high along the LAC as Indian and Chinese Army are engaged in a standoff at several points. Chief of Defence Staff later appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on defence. Indian sources pointed out that this was related only to the final settlement, but if clashes continue in border, then it will implicate the wider ties.

The comments contrast with recent show of force by the Chinese military.

Pande said the five youths had "inadvertently strayed" across the de-facto border while foraging and hunting, adding that two other such incidents had taken place this year in India's Arunachal Pradesh state, which borders China.

India and China have agreed on five points to guide their approach to the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Relations between China and India have been unusually tense since hand-to-hand fighting involving clubs and rocks at a disputed border area in June that killed 20 Indian soldiers, with an unknown number of Chinese casualties.

Tensions in the border area between the two countries have escalated since mid-June, when their border troops engaged in physical conflicts as a result of trespassing Indian troops' attacks on Chinese soldiers.

As this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations (UN), the two countries have jointly preserved the outcome of the victory in World War II, maintained the core position of the UN, upheld global fairness and justice, and served as a stabilizer in the volatile worldwide situations, he said.

The larger game plan of China also needs to be kept in the calculus while dealing with China.

The two ministers also agreed that the two countries will abide by pacts signed in 1993,1996, 2005 and 2012 to maintain peace on their borders.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed that the current situation in the border areas is not in the interest of either side.

According to the report, the Finger 3 region has been an important site of contestation over the last few days. Since then, troops from opposing sides have guarded the undefined mountain border area, occasionally brawling.