Jaishankar said – China made unilateral changes to LAC
Satellite images will reveal reality, not allegations
The experiences are such that nothing can be expected from China
Vienna: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (EAM S Jaishankar) on Tuesday criticized China for trying to unilaterally change the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In an interview with Austrian podcast ZIB2, a daily ORF television newsmagazine, Jaishankar said: “We had an agreement not to unilaterally change the LAC, but they (China) tried to make unilateral changes “. So I think that’s a big problem. An assumption has been made about this, which we have derived from the experiments here.
The Galwan Valley and Pangong Lake in western LAC had sparked tensions between the two countries in recent years. At the same time, there was a clash between India and China in East Tawang. Jaishankar said, “I think it’s a big concern based on our experiences. There were agreements with China not to reinforce our forces in our border areas, and China did not honor those agreements. This is why the situation is currently tense. Recently, India and China held the 17th round of corps commander level meetings at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on December 20 and agreed to maintain security and stability on the ground in the western sector.
Today, there is a lot of transparency. do you have satellite images?
Speaking of China trying to change the status quo, Jaishankar said China could blame India for not honoring the agreements, although satellite images could clearly show who was at fault. Jaishankar said, “Now where else can the status quo change or not change? I would be hesitant to make predictions publicly as Minister of Foreign Affairs. I may have my own opinions and assessments, but I can certainly share my experience. And my experience is that there were written agreements that weren’t honored and we saw levels of military pressure that, in our view, have no justification. Obviously, China will say on the contrary that India has not respected the various agreements. I think it’s hard for China to say. For this reason, the balance sheet is very clear, because there is a lot of transparency today. You have satellite images. If you see who first sent troops to the border areas, I think the record is very clear.
India will be the most populous country
Commenting on the possibility of India overtaking China as the most populous country and its place in world politics, Jaishankar said, “India is likely to overtake China as the most populous country in the world this year. Does this fact have political significance? India, or is it just a statistic? You know, we’ll find out when we get there, right? Because we’ve never used numbers that way. Maybe other countries have. I would still say that’s largely a number.
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