New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar, on Monday, said that the situation between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is ‘very serious’ and called for a ‘very very deep conversation’ between the political leadership of the two countries.
Jaishankar to meet Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of SCO
The EAM is slated to meet his Chinese counterpart in Moscow on September 10, on the sidelines of meeting between foreign ministers of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Stressing that historic problems continue to affect the relationship between New Delhi and Beijing, Jashankar also talked about various pacts signed between the two countries since 1993.
“If these are not observed, then it raises very very important questions… I note that this very serious situation has been going on since the beginning of May, this calls for very very deep conversation between the two sides at a political level,” he said.
Tensions between India and China escalated in eastern Ladakh sector along the LAC after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15, which resulted in the death of 20 Indian Army personnel.