• Saturday, April 20, 2024

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Situation with China ‘fragile, dangerous’ on Himalayan front, says India foreign minister

Indian external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Saturday (18) said the situation between India and China in the western Himalayan region of Ladakh is “fragile” and “dangerous” with military troops deployed very close to each other in some parts, Reuters reported.

Twenty Indian and more than 40 Chinese soldiers were reportedly killed or injured when the forces of the two neighbours clashed in the region in June 2020. The situation was subsequently calmed through rounds of talks between the two nuclear powers — both diplomatic and military.

Violence also started in the eastern sector of the undemarcated border between India and China last December but no death was reported.

“The situation to my mind still remains very fragile because there are places where our deployments are very close up and in military assessment therefore quite dangerous,” Jaishankar said at an India Today conclave in New Delhi, the Reuters report added.

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