When it came to the invasion of Ukraine, Swamy was forthright. "It has been invaded by a superpower with VETO with heavy tanks. The world should oppose it. There is nothing to equivocate."
The two sides will hold the next round at the Chushul Moldo meeting point in Ladakh on Friday to end the 22-month standoff at the remaining friction areas.
India has abstained on two resolutions on Ukraine in the 15-nation UN Security Council and one in the 193-member UN General Assembly.
The mainland on Monday reported 214 new cases of infection over the previous 24 hours, with the most, 69, in the southern province of Guangdong bordering on Hong Kong.
Forecasters say China and other oil importers will be hurt by surging prices due to Putin's war.
China says that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations should be respected, but that sanctions create new issues and disrupt the process of a political settlement.
After a standstill in the 14th round of talks in January, India has reportedly sent out a message to China to resume talks over LAC flash points at the earliest.
There has been a military standoff in the Hot Springs area since 2020 and the objective would be to resolve and prevent any further escalation.
Beijing's military budget is still far lower than Washington's, which has over $700 billion earmarked for defense spending for 2022.
Amid Ukraine crisis, China issues fresh warning for US; BRICS bank put on hold all new transactions in Russia
Beijing is faced with a major political and trade onslaught from the US, European Union and their allies over a host of issues including human rights violations in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
On Friday, the Chinese National Health Commission said the Chinese mainland reported 61 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
The recovery alleviates concerns that China or Russia might reach it first and gain access to its advanced technology, whether to replicate it or learn how to defeat it.
China's GDP growth slowed sharply in the final months of 2021 despite an earlier pandemic bounceback, as it grappled with tepid domestic demand and a property downturn.
China is a major buyer of Russian oil and gas and the only major government that has refrained from criticizing Moscow's attack on Ukraine.
Pakistan says it wants to maintain close ties with both China and the United States and apparently that is why it does not want to get involved in the Ukrainian dispute, the report said.