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During an hour-long in-person meeting in Dushanbe, Jaishankar also told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.
Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran says Beijing wants all Asian countries to recognise that the ‘hierarchy’ in Asia is headed by China, or face consequences.
The last Corps Commander-level meeting between the two countries on 9 April had ended in a stalemate, with China first wanting de-escalation, rather than disengagement at the friction points.
In weeks before Galwan Valley clash, IAF had helped deploy Army personnel and equipment to Ladakh, besides bringing in winter stocks for the additional soldiers posted there.
Gautam Bambawale, former Indian ambassador to China, tells ThePrint India needs to build strong coalitions, like the Quad, to face the military coercion China is attempting in eastern Ladakh.
Ministry of External Affairs Thursday said that while the disengagement process remains incomplete, the two sides have decided to avoid ‘any new incidents’ in the interim period.
China-India tensions began in late April last year when the Chinese objected to India’s construction of footbridges in Galwan Valley but the first major clash was on 18 May 2020.
During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
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Users on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, also flooded the Indian Embassy’s account with angry messages.