EAM Jaishankar talks tough on China
Dr.Jai Shankar, Minister for External Affairs reiterated India's stand on China strongly conveying that there are not so many options for China to explore regarding the dispute. He made it clear that a 'Unilateral change of status quo' is not acceptable to the Indian Government, he said in a tweet after the meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
Dr. Jai Shankar and Mr. Wang had bilateral talks focusing on defusing tensions between the two countries. This meeting was held on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting.
A full restoration of the April 2020 status quo is a necessity for return of normalcy in the India, China relations, Dr. Shankar added in his tweet.
India has been facing Chinese aggression along its eastern Ladakh stretch of LAC since the month of May in 2020. The border dispute saw its first physical confrontation, between Indian & Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley, in the 2020 June, India lost 40 of its brave hearts defending the territorial integrity of the motherland. This episode became a national sentiment and pinned the country.
In the backdrop of the attacks on the Modi Government by the opposition for ceding land to China, is likely why Dr. Jaishankar put forth India’s demand in a loud and clear manner and left next to no room for the Chinese to get their way. How many in the country want the Government of India to be with a tough stance to continue in future also.