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India’s Message To China: ‘Basis Of Bilateral Relations Eroded’

India’s message to China came during the first meeting of defence ministers of the two nations since the Galwan incident.

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In a stern message to China, India on Thursday said “violation of existing agreements has eroded the entire basis of bilateral relations”.

According to the report in NDTV, India’s message to China came during the first meeting of defence ministers of the two nations since the Galwan incident. 

It quoting a statement released after Union minister Rajnath Singh's meet with Chinese counterpart General Li Shangfu—held on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) meeting read: "The Raksha Mantri categorically conveyed that development of relations between India and China is premised on prevalence of peace and tranquillity at the borders".

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"He added that all issues at the LAC need to be resolved in accordance with existing bilateral agreements and commitments. He reiterated that violation of existing agreements has eroded the entire basis of bilateral relations and disengagement at the border will logically be followed with de-escalation," the report quoted the statement.

“The 18 rounds of talks between the military commanders of India and China have led to disengagement in certain areas of Ladakh including Hot Springs, Galwan, and north bank of Pangong Lake. But there has been little headway in resolving the situation in strategically important Demchok and Depsang, where the Chinese occupy large swathes of Indian territory,” it said.

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Both India and China have agreed to “speed up” the settlement of “relevant issues” and safeguard peace in border areas.

China’s repeated border incursions in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh along Line of Actual Control(LAC) has led to face-offs with Indian Army.
 

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