New Delhi: – Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar warned China that India is carrying on with the diplomatic and military negotiations, to diffuse the tension of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Whereas, China is making massive military deployments near the Tibet border. At the same time, if China wants peace on the LAC, China will have to abide by the agreements. Saying that the world has accepted the emergence and increasing importance of India, Foreign Minister Jaishankar pointed out to China, that the situation is changing.
The book ‘The India Way: Strategies for an uncertain world’ written by Foreign Minister Jaishankar, will be published soon. Foreign Minister Jaishankar criticised China while talking to a newspaper regarding the book and the situation on the LAC. The Indian Foreign Minister delivered a slap to China saying ‘China has signed agreements from time to time, with India, since 1993. As per these, it has been agreed to maintain minimum deployment on the LAC. But the situation has not remained the same. Because China has violated the agreements, deploying large number of soldiers on the border.’ At the same time, Foreign Minister Jaishankar reminded that if peace has to prevail on the LAC, China has to abide by the agreements.
Jaishankar accepted that both countries have a different viewpoint regarding LAC. But Jaishankar asserted that none on the two countries could take a unilateral stand and change the situation on the LAC and this has been noted in the agreement. The Foreign Minister clarified that if the agreements are violated, a repeat of untoward incidents cannot be prevented. At the same time, Jaishankar accepted ‘China may have progressed in the last few decades, but India too has made significant progress in the last few years. Just like China, India too has its ambitions. In this scenario, there is a need to find a median and it is necessary that both the countries respect the other’s interests. But seeing the developments in the last few months, it is not going to be easy.’
Jaishankar seems to be pointing to the stand adopted by the Indian companies towards China. The Indian companies and population have started boycotting products worth billions of dollars, imported from China, and China taking a severe economic hit because of this. Only two days ago, the Indian oil companies took the big decision to stop oil imports from China. Following the withdrawal of Saudi Arabian company Aramco, from the oil cooperation with China, this decision by the Indian oil companies is considered to be a big jolt for China.