China Says, Situation On The Border With India Is Stable & Controllable. Is It True ?
With India and China (India Vs China) facing a growing standoff in Ladakh Border (India China Standoff), China (China) has stated that the situation on the border is 'stable and controllable'. This statement of China has come at a time when both countries are depositing arms on the Line of Actual Control (Ladakh Lac).
China said on Monday that the situation along the border with India is overall 'stable and controllable'. At the same time, China also said that both countries have 'uninterrupted' communication channels to resolve issues through dialogue and discussion. The remarks by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan came amid the ongoing deadlock over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the armies of the two countries.
Zhao said, "China has been implementing a consensus between the leaders of the two countries. We have uninterrupted channels and hope that we can resolve the related issue through dialogue and discussion. ”He said this in response to a question related to the remarks of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Singh had said that India would not allow the dignity of the border issue to come to a standstill.
India was trying to settle the border dispute peacefully with China. The remarks in New Delhi came after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate on the border issue between India and China. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava had said, "We are talking with China to find a peaceful solution to it." They have established mechanisms at both military and diplomatic levels and through these means they are constantly talking. '
According to highly placed sources, the arbitration offer was part of the strategy to build its image of US President Donald Trump, who is going to face elections this year. India is not even in a position to show softness on such an offer to accept arbitration in such a case. By doing so, there will be a message of nervousness and weakness on India's front of China. As such, countries that accept arbitration in such disputes are weak. For example, Pakistan constantly struggles to mediate on Kashmir issue.
Experts believe that China has been adopting a strategy to bring other countries under pressure by creating an atmosphere of fear. The same happened in the case of Doklam. The main root of this dispute is concrete strategic preparations like road-bridge construction on India's own border. China wants India to stop these construction operations under pressure, so that it will continue to have an edge over the border.
There has been a continuous standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh and Sikkim for several weeks. On May 5, soldiers of both countries clashed with iron rods and sticks in the Pangong Tso Lake area in eastern Ladakh. During this time there was also stone pelting between the two sides. Many soldiers of both countries were injured in this incident. Subsequently, about 150 soldiers from India and China clashed near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector in which at least 10 soldiers from both sides were injured.
There was a 73-day standoff between the troops of the two countries in Doklam in 2017. There is a dispute between India and China over the 3,488 km LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh and calls it part of southern Tibet. At the same time, India calls it its integral part. Both sides have said that it is necessary to maintain peace and stability in the border areas till the final resolution of the border dispute.