STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Ladakh standoff: India urges China to complete stalled disengagement process along LAC

Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri on Friday met a senior member of China’s Central Military Commission and discussed New Delhi’s position on the current stand-off with Beijing at the border.

Published: 15th August 2020 02:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2020 10:07 AM   |  A+A-

Indian Army convoy passes through Snow Bound Zojila Pass situated at a height of 11,516 feet on its way to frontier region of Ladakh. (File Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  India on Friday reiterated that it would like the ongoing disengagement process to be completed at the earliest, but cautioned that it could be achieved through mutually agreed reciprocal actions, even as Indian Ambassador to China Vikram continued to meet top officials in Beijing to apprise them of the situation along the LAC.

“Both sides have agreed on broad principles of disengagement and based on it, some progress had been earlier made. Translating these principles on the ground is a complex process that requires re-deployment of troops by each side towards their regular posts on their respective sides of the LAC. It is natural that this can be done only through mutually agreed reciprocal actions,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.

The comments come days after Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, in an article, accused Indians of triggering the June 15 violent face-off in the Galwan Valley and said the onus of disengagement was not on Beijing.  

Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri on Friday met a senior member of China’s Central Military Commission and discussed New Delhi’s position on the current stand-off with Beijing at the border.

“Ambassador @VikramMisri today met Major General Ci Guowei, Director of the Office of International Military Cooperation of the Central Military Commission and briefed him on India’s stance vis-a-vis the situation on the borders in eastern Ladakh UT,” the Indian Embassy in Beijing tweeted.

Misri on Wednesday met CPC Central Committee on foreign affairs deputy director Liu Jianchao, considered as a key aide of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and discussed the situation at the border.

Srivastava said India continues to engage with China militarily and diplomatically, and further meetings are likely soon to discuss the more steps in the disengagement process in accordance with the agreement of the special representatives. 

“We expect that the Chinese side to sincerely work with us towards the objective of complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas as agreed by the Special Representatives. This is also necessary and essential in the context of the overall development of our bilateral relationship’,” he said. 

More from Nation.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp