The statement comes at a time when reports based on satellite images suggest that China has begun to construct a second bridge across the Pangong Lake.
Chief Minister MK Stalin has expressed his gratitude to External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar for accepting Tamil Nadu’s request to help the people of Sri Lanka.
Both Maldives and Sri Lanka are India’s key maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean Region and occupy a special place in the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ and Neighbourhood First.
India is also planning to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine – which would include basic essentials like medicines and food.
"We had agreements with China not to bring the military forces to the Line of Actual Control and the Chinese violated those agreements,’’ India's External Affairs Minister said.
Both ministers will hold a '2+2' ministerial dialogue with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.