Indo-China war: Foreign Ministers Likely to Meet Today Amid Border Tension

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is probably going to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi today for bilateral talks pointed toward defusing strain after a spike in threats along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the accepted outskirt between the two countries. 

The foreign ministers are in Moscow to go to a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting. The two chiefs will likewise meet at a lunch meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia-India-China (RIC). 

The Jaishankar-Wang talks will occur against the setting of a new stalemate at the southern bank of Pangong Tso on Monday, when Chinese warriors equipped with lances and rifles attempted to surround Indian forward posts in an obvious endeavour to compel a physical battle on the lines of the June 14 conflict at Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian fighters passed on for the nation. Shots were discharged just because along the LAC in 45 years. 

India said Chinese troopers, compelled to withdraw, discharged shots noticeable all around. China guaranteed that Indian officers had discharged admonition shots in the wake of “crossing the LAC”, which India solidly denied. 

Mr Jaishankar a week ago depicted the circumstance in eastern Ladakh as “intense” and said it calls for “incredibly, profound discussion” between the different sides at a political level. 

The most recent incident took place three days after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese partner Wei Fenghe met uninvolved at another SCO meet in Moscow last Friday. Rajnath Singh purportedly disclosed to Wei that endeavors by Chinese soldiers to singularly modify the norm along the LAC was infringing upon respective agreements and Beijing should work with New Delhi for complete disengagement from all erosion regions including Pangong Tso.

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