The Chinese military attempted to transgress the Line of Actual Control LAC) in a number of locations because Might last year but these efforts were inevitably consulted with a suitable reaction from the Indian side, the government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
To address the problems emerging out of such efforts, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said, the two sides have held 9 rounds of senior commander-level talks and 6 conferences of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC).
“From April-May last year, there had been an enhanced release of soldiers and weaponries by the Chinese side in the border locations and along the LAC in the Western Sector,” he said.The minister was replying to concerns on the border row including whether the talks have helped in reaching any rational conclusions. “Given that mid-May the Chinese side attempted to transgress the LAC in several areas of the Western Sector of the India-China border area. These efforts were invariably met a suitable action from us,” Muraleedharan said.The minister likewise pointed out the dates when military and diplomatic talks took place considering that the border row began.On defence minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe on September 4 in Moscow, Muraleedharan said it was communicated to the Chinese minister that the two sides must solve the continuous scenario and outstanding problems peacefully through dialogue.Referring to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on September 10 in Moscow, he stated both sides had a frank and constructive conversation on the advancements in the India-China border locations and reached a five-point contract to deal with the continuous problems.”The two foreign ministers concurred that the existing scenario in the border areas is not in the interest of either side. They concurred for that reason that the border soldiers of both sides should continue their discussion, quickly disengage, keep correct distance and ease stress,” he said.Close to 100,000 Indian and Chinese soldiers are presently deployed in eastern Ladakh as both sides have been holding on to their ground and showing readiness for a long-haul, in the middle of continuing diplomatic and military speak with discover a friendly solution.The face-off began in early Might in 2015 following a clash in between soldiers of the two sides near Pangong lake.In the ninth round of military talks last month, both sides agreed to push for an early disengagement of troops and fixed to continue “efficient efforts” to stabilise and manage the situation in eastern Ladakh.