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Border Situation With India “Overall Stable And Controllable”, Says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Zhao Lijian stated its place on border points is obvious and constant.


China on Wednesday stated that the scenario on the border with India is “overall stable and controllable”, and each the international locations have correct mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the problems via a dialogue and session.

The feedback by the Foreign Ministry spokesman come amid a seamless standoff between the militaries of India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, throughout a media briefing in Beijing, stated that China’s place on the border associated points is obvious and constant.

“We have been following the important consensus reached by the two leaders and strictly observing the agreements between the two countries,” he stated, apparently referring to the instructions of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their two casual summits, asking the militaries of the 2 international locations to take extra confidence constructing measures to take care of peace and tranquillity alongside the borders.

The international ministry’s remarks got here a day after President Xi ordered the army to scale up its battle preparedness, visualising the worst-case eventualities and requested it to resolutely defend the nation’s sovereignty.

Mr Zhao stated: “We are committed to safeguarding our territorial sovereignty and security, and safeguarding peace and stability in the border areas. Now the China-India border area situation is overall stable and controllable”.

“Between the two countries, we have good border related mechanism and communication channels. We are capable of resolving the issues properly though dialogue and consultation,” he stated, confirming studies that the diplomatic efforts have been on to ease the border tensions.

Asked the place the talks are going down, Mr Zhao stated the 2 international locations have established border associated mechanisms and diplomatic channels.

“This includes the communication between border troops and between our diplomatic missions,” he added.

The almost 3,500-km-long LAC is the de-facto border between the 2 international locations.

Several areas alongside the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have witnessed main army build-up by each the Indian and Chinese armies just lately, in a transparent sign of escalating pressure and hardening of respective positions by the 2 sides even two weeks after they have been engaged in two separate face-offs.

India has stated the Chinese army was hindering regular patrolling by its troops alongside the LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim and strongly refuted Beijing’s competition that the escalating pressure between the 2 armies was triggered by trespassing of Indian forces throughout the Chinese aspect.

The Ministry of External Affairs stated all Indian actions have been carried out on its aspect of the border, asserting that India has all the time taken a really accountable method in direction of border administration. At the identical time, it stated, India was deeply dedicated to guard its sovereignty and safety.

“Any suggestion that Indian troops had undertaken activity across the LAC in the Western sector or the Sikkim sector is not accurate. Indian troops are fully familiar with the alignment of the Line of Actual Control in the India-China border areas and abide by it scrupulously,” MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated at a web-based media briefing final week.

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