India has rejected Trump’s offer to mediate a border dispute with China, saying it was seeking a “solution” with Beijing on the issue.
It should be noted that the offer of mediation by US President Donald Trump came to light when Indian defense sources said that hundreds of Chinese troops have entered the disputed zone along the 3,500 km long border.
Asked about Donald Trump’s tweet during a media briefing, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava told reporters: “We want to resolve this issue peacefully.” Are in talks with China.
Anurag Srivastava added that our troops handled border management matters in a very responsible manner.
“India is committed to restoring peace and stability in the border areas with China, while at the same time we are committed to ensuring India’s sovereignty and national security,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
It should be noted that the armies of China and India are rivals in Ladakh and there is a danger of further escalation of tensions.
According to media reports, the two countries’ forces are camping in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh and accusing each other of crossing the disputed border.
In a briefing in New Delhi, Indian officials had said that about 80 to 100 tents have been set up by China while 60 tents have also been set up by India.
On the other hand, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that “China is committed to maintaining peace and stability in its border areas with India, including the protection of its territorial integrity
The Indian military said in a statement that Chinese troops had stopped India’s routine patrol along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Later, statements from retired Indian military officers and diplomats made it clear that the real cause of the border dispute was India’s construction of roads and runways.
Earlier this month, Chinese and Indian troops clashed in the border area of Sikkim, injuring several soldiers.
Western media reports said that seven Chinese and four Indian soldiers were injured in a clash near Nakola sector in the border state of Sikkim.
India and China share a border with the Himalayas and the two countries have a long-running border dispute, with both blaming each other.
China claims 90,000 sq km in India’s northeastern region, while India says China has occupied 38,000 sq km in the western Himalayas, and the two countries have held dozens of meetings over the border dispute. Have done but no solution could be found