Jaishankar’s comments may affect mutual trust
Global Times wrote that Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar’s latest comment may undermine mutual trust between the two countries. This may affect the development of bilateral relations. On Sunday, at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, S Jaishankar had said that China has violated its border agreement with India. What China has done in the border area and Galwan Valley is a clear violation of the Border Agreement.
S. Jaishankar criticized China
S Jaishankar said that this is not a hidden thing at present, we are going through a very difficult period. We had agreements with China in the 1990s. Through this, a large-scale deployment of troops in the border area was stopped. None of us agreed not to deploy troops in restricted areas. China has violated this agreement between us. S Jaishankar said, “You know what has happened in China. That problem has not been resolved. That is why there are constant cracks in our relations.”
Global Times has said that India is responsible
The Global Times, quoting Chinese analysts, has argued that it is India that has grossly violated two agreements signed between the two countries in the 1990s. China and India signed two agreements on the border issue in 1993 and 1996, Global Times reported, citing Zhang Yongpan, a research fellow at the Institute of Chinese Borderlands Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In the Boundary Agreement signed in 1993, the two countries agreed to build peace and stability along the Line of Actual Control.
India is often accused of crossing the LAC
Global Times quoted Zhang Yongpan as saying that India has often crossed the LAC and encroached on Chinese territory not only in Doklam but also in the Pangong Lake area and the Galwan Valley in the past 20 years. The article also claims that India has also gravely violated the agreement that no activity from either side would cross the LAC. The 1993 agreement stipulated that each side would keep its military forces to a minimum in areas adjacent to the LAC.
‘India increasing military power on LAC’
Zhang noted that from the perspective of maintaining friendly relations, China has not deployed a large number of troops in the LAC region, while on the contrary, India has rapidly expanded its military power along the LAC since the turn of the last century. is doing .. Zhang said who has violated the agreement since 1993? Obviously this is India, not China. He was the Indian soldier who crossed the LAC on the western side of the southern shore of Pangong Lake in September 2020 and attacked Chinese troops.
Jaishankar closes his eyes to the facts
Qian Feng, director of Tsinghua University in Beijing, told the Global Times that Jaishankar appears to have lost sight of the facts in his latest comments, adding that if he continues to make similar comments, there will be consequences for bilateral relations. . two countries It won’t be okay. Qian Feng said it is very important that China and India work together to jointly deal with global issues amid the complex international situation and not let the border issue become an obstacle to bilateral relations. Fang said that now the tension between the two countries has calmed down. Only areas such as Dianjiao in Jizang Province are blocked.