Amravati: There have been nine rounds of talks between India and China to defuse the tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar clarified that the talks have not improved the situation on the LAC. Although China is talking to India, it is unwilling to withdraw its soldiers from the LAC, in Ladakh. Foreign Minister Jaishankar is indirectly saying that there are no signs of easing the tension. The serving and former military officials had inferred that the LAC tension in Ladakh would not be resolved any time soon.
There is a dispute on the LAC in Ladakh, since the last nine months. There have been nine rounds of negotiations between India and China to find a solution. Nothing much has been achieved in the talks. Saying that even after the ninth round there has been no difference in the LAC situation, Foreign Minister Jaishankar indicated that China is taking a stance to obstruct India rather than cooperating with India. The Indian stand is that it will not withdraw its military from the region unless the situation reverts to the one before April. India has clarified time and again that there is no compromise possible on this stand.
But China is demanding a unilateral withdrawal by India from the LAC in Ladakh. Therefore, nothing could be achieved through the negotiations. Instead, it has been revealed that China is trying to pressurise India with large scale deployment and movements of tanks in the region while discussions are going on. Jaishankar reiterated that India has made all the preparations to retaliate in the same language.
After what happened on the LAC in the last year, India has made large scale military deployments in the region. Foreign Minister Jaishankar has delivered a message that this decision has been taken to counter the Chinese challenge. China will not be able to change the LAC situation with its military strength. Even in the past, the Indian Defence Minister had warned of a muzzling reply to the Chinese aggression. Whereas, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria had retorted that China, who is trying to collaborate with Pakistan against India, has lost faith in its own might.