China Tries to Blame India for Border Tension – SCO meeting Rajnath Singh tells China to Restore Status Quo along LAC
China tries to blame India for the ongoing border tension in Ladakh.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe reportedly told his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh that,
India bears full responsibility for the current China & India border tension.
As per the Twitter post, Fenghe also told Singh during a meeting in Moscow that Chinese military has the determination, capability & confidence to secure China’s territorial integrity.
There was no dialogue from the Indian side yet.
Negotiations between Singh and Wei took place between China & Russia dominated the Shanghai Cooperation Organization regional grouping in Moscow,
When two are lock in a bitter borderline for nearly four months in eastern Ladakh.
It is the 1st face to face contact on a political level between,
Military commanders & diplomats in an attempt to break the deadlock in negotiations between disintegration & de-escalation.
According to a person familiar with the Indian side, the conversation started at 9:30 am on Indian time on Friday continued for 2 hours & 20 minutes.
The position of Wei blaming India for the current tensions at the border is in line with the position held by Beijing, which says that,
New Delhi is likely to escalate tensions between the 2 countries after several incursions into India by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army responsible.
On 15 June, tensions heighten by violent clashes between the two sides in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
Twenty Indian soldiers & an unknown number of Chinese soldiers killed in the clash.
India, on its part, says that the current tension on the border due to Chinese incursions into India,
And in addition demanded the 2 countries return to positions in April, ie before the onset of tensions.
Hours after the Singh & Wei talks in Moscow, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said,
At an event organized by the government backed Council of Indian Affairs -ICWA that,
India would not compromise on its sovereignty & territorial integrity, relations with China will not go back to normal until peace & tranquility restored to the common border.
India on its part states that the current tension on the border is due to Chinese incursions into India,
And has ask for the withdrawal of positions by both countries starting in April – that is, before the tensions begin.
In Moscow, hours before Singh & Wei talks, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said,
At an event organized by the government backed Council of Indian Affairs that,
India would not compromise on its sovereignty & territorial integrity, relations with China will do. Until peace & tranquility are restored to the common border, one cannot go back.