On Saturday, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launched another scathing attack on China. China, he claimed, has repeatedly challenged India on the border by breaking agreements. In such a situation, bilateral relations between the two countries are at a crossroads. He stated that it will now be determined by the relationship and the current border situation.
During a panel discussion here, the Foreign Minister, who had arrived for the Munich Security Conference, said these things. He mentioned the conflict in Galvan Valley while speaking at a global forum on India-China border tensions.
Relationships that are going through a rough patch
The issue, according to External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, is that the border has been peaceful for 45 years, the border management has been stable, and there has been no casualties on the border since 1975. But that is no longer the case. India and China had reached an agreement for the deployment of military forces along the actual border line. China, on the other hand, has broken those agreements. It is undeniable that our relations with China are strained.
Jaishankar was responding to a question about border tensions between India and China, as well as India’s pivot to the west. He stated that relations with China are going through a difficult period, and that relations with the West were very good even before June 2020, so there is no reason for good relations with the West, and He has had no influence on them.
It’s worth noting that in June 2020, China attacked Indian soldiers in the Galvan Valley, crossing the actual border line. This bloodbath claimed the lives of many soldiers. Despite the fact that many reports claim that more Chinese soldiers died. Following this, tensions along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh rose. Several rounds of military and diplomatic talks followed the Galvan conflict, but no satisfactory solution has yet been found.
The world is far too interconnected.
During a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2022, Jaishankar emphasised the importance of the Indo-Pacific, saying that today’s world is “too much interdependent, inter-differential, and contradictory in nature,” where one country must deal with multiple interests. Even in the midst of a major conflict, one must conduct business with another.
India’s capabilities and influence, according to the External Affairs Minister, have grown in recent years. During his visit to Germany, Jaishankar met with ministers from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. He’d arrived in Munich, Germany, for a security conference on Friday.