Saturday, May 25th, 2024

“PM Modi’s government will never compromise when it comes to national security”: Jaishankar on India-China border clashes


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said India has “countered China very strongly” by deploying thousands of troops along the LAC and asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will never compromise when it comes to national security. Will not compromise.

Addressing an event in Bhubaneswar on Saturday, Jaishankar underlined the tension with China, saying that in the last four years, attempts have been made to put pressure on India by bringing large numbers of troops along the Line of Actual Control.

He said that thousands of troops of the Indian Army are deployed there to fight.

“We have fought it very strongly,” he said. Today thousands of Indian Army soldiers are deployed on the LAC line with China. We are very clear; We are there, we are strong and we are deployed.

Praising the Indian armed forces, Jaishankar said we have to take any action as per the circumstances, adding, “Our armed forces will naturally be the best judges of it.”

“When it comes to national security, the Modi government will never compromise, it could be cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, it could be pressure on the border from China. This could be terrorism which we did from the Myanmar border before the land border agreement, even from Bangladesh,” he said.

The External Affairs Minister stressed, “We are very clear to ourselves, India first: security first. There is no compromise.”

Earlier this year, Jaishankar had said that he had told his Chinese counterpart that they should not expect normalization of relations between the two countries unless they find a solution on the border.

He said that China violated the agreement in 2020 and brought troops to the LAC and India will have to maintain its defence.

“I have explained to my Chinese counterpart that unless you find a solution on the border, if the armies will remain face to face and there will be tension, then you should not expect the rest of the relationship to continue.” general manner; It’s impossible,” he said, “It’s not like you can fight here and also trade with us, you can’t do that.”

When asked whether the sour relations between India and China would affect the overall vital relations between the two countries, he pointed out that there have been some agreements between the two countries since the war in 1962. However, China violated those agreements.



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