National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the BRICS meeting in South Africa and told him about the breach of trust by Beijing on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the western sector.
According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), ” During the meeting, NSA Doval conveyed that the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of the India-China boundary since 2020 had eroded strategic trust and the public and political basis of the relationship.”
NSA Doval pressed for fully resolve the situation and restore peace and tranquility in the border areas, so as to remove impediments to normalcy in bilateral relations. Also, the two sides agreed that the India-China bilateral relationship is significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world.
S Jaishankar had touched outstanding issue with Chinese Foreign Minister
In the past on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had met with Wang Yi on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 15. Wang Yi attended the ASEAN meetings instead of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang who could not attend as he was unwell. Wang Yi is the Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs.
Jaishankar took to Twitter to post about the meeting and said the discussions touched on “outstanding issues related to peace and tranquility in border areas.” “Our conversation also covered EAS/ARF agenda, BRICS and the Indo-Pacific,” Jaishankar said.
History of disputes between India and China
India and China have time and again faced border disputes and they date back to 1962. The most recent clash was in June 2020, when Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a brawl in the Galwan valley.