India-China Conflict: Unilateral change on LAC is not acceptable: S Jaishankar

by kaarthik shankar
S Jaishankar

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has targeted China and Pakistan during his visit to Cyprus. He bluntly said that unilateral change on LAC will not be accepted at any cost. Jaishankar said that the relations between India and China are not normal. He also indirectly attacked Pakistan regarding terrorism.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India will not agree to any attempt by China to unilaterally change the Line of Actual Control (LAC). He underlined that New Delhi’s relations with Beijing are not normal and there will be no compromise on core issues.

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, while addressing the Indian community in Cyprus on Friday during his first official visit to the Mediterranean country, Jaishankar also said that terrorism should be used as a tool to bring India to the negotiating table. cannot be allowed.

Jaishankar thundered on China regarding LAC

Jaishankar said that India faced challenges on its borders, which intensified during the Kovid period. He said that the state of our relations with China today is not very normal as we will never agree to any attempt to unilaterally change the Line of Actual Control. Jaishankar stressed that there would be no compromise on the core issue of national security.

India-China clash in Tawang after Galvan

According to the Indian Army, on December 9, Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the LAC in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, in which some personnel from both sides suffered minor injuries. This was the first major clash between Indian and Chinese troops since the fierce clash in Galwan Valley in June 2020. 17 rounds of talks have been held between the two sides to resolve the border standoff.

Simple target without naming Pakistan

Jaishankar said in his speech that no country has suffered as much from terrorism as India. Without naming any country, he said that we want good neighbourly relations with all. But good neighbourly relations do not mean that the issue of terrorism should be sidelined. We are very clear. The External Affairs Minister said that terrorism cannot be allowed to be used as a tool to bring India to the negotiating table. Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained over the Kashmir issue and cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

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