Galwan valley clash cast a shadow on India-China ties: Jaishankar


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Sao
Paulo,
Aug
21:

External
Affairs
Minister
S
Jaishankar
on
Sunday
said
that
Galwan
Valley
clash
cast
a
shadow
on
India
and
China
ties
as
the
relationship
between
the
two
nations
continues
to
go
through
a
very
difficult
phase.

Galwan valley clash cast a shadow on India-China ties: S Jaishankar

Speaking
at
an
Indian
community
event
in
Sao
Paulo
in
Brazil,
he
said
that
China
disregarded
the
border
pacts.
“We
have
agreements
with
China
going
back
to
the
1990s
which
prohibits
bringing
mass
troops
in
the
border
area.
They
have
disregarded
that.
You
know
what
happened
in
the
Galwan
valley.
That
problem
has
not
been
resolved
and
that
has
been
clearly
casting
a
shadow,”
ANI
quoted
S
Jaishankar.

On
the
current
situation
between
the
two
countries,
the
External
Affairs
Minister
said
a
relationship
cannot
be
a
one-way
street
and
mutual
respect
has
to
be
there
in
order
to
sustain
it.
“They
are
our
neighbours.
Everybody
wants
to
get
along
with
their
neighbour.
In
personal
life
and
country-wise
as
well.
But
everybody
wants
to
get
along
with
on
reasonable
terms.
I
must
respect
you.
You
must
respect
me.”

“So
from
our
point
of
view,
we
have
been
very
clear
that
we
have
to
build
the
relationship
and
there
has
to
be
mutual
respect.
Each
one
will
have
their
interests
and
we
need
to
be
sensitive
to
what
the
concerns
are
for
others
for
a
relationship
to
be
built.”

Jaishankar
met
the
Indian
community
in
Brazil’s
Sao
Paulo
on
the
first
leg
of
a
three-nation
visit.
He
will
also
visit
Paraguay
and
Argentina.

The
Indian
and
Chinese
troops
have
been
locked
in
a
tense
border
standoff
in
eastern
Ladakh
since
May
5,
2020,
when
a
violent
clash
between
the
two
sides
erupted
in
the
Pangong
lake
area.
China
has
also
been
building
bridges
and
constructing
other
infrastructure
such
as
roads
and
residential
units
in
the
border
areas
with
India.



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