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Mutual respect key to resolve issues with China: Jaishankar

Reiterating India’s stance on resolving all issues with China, external affairs minister S Jaishankar has said mutual sensitivity and respect would guide the bilateral ties between the two neighbors.

Jaishankar, who met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, discussed “early resolution of remaining issues in the border areas,” reports said.

The Indian External Affairs minister also informed that the two sides have agreed to enhance efforts through diplomatic and military channels to resolve the issues.

Respecting the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and ensuring peace in the border areas was of great significance and both the countries must do everything possible to resolve the issue.

“Met with CPC Politburo member and FM Wang Yi in Astana this morning. Discussed early resolution of remaining issues in border areas. Agreed to redouble efforts through diplomatic and military channels to that end. Respecting the LAC and ensuring peace and tranquility in the border areas is essential. The three mutuals – mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interest – will guide our bilateral ties,” the minister posted on X.

The relations between India and China deteriorated after latter’s forces tried to transgress the LAC in eastern Ladakh.

Twenty Indian soldiers died in the line of duty thwarting Chinese aggression few weeks after the standoff began.

Several Chinese soldiers also died in brutal hand-to-hand combat between the forces of the two countries.

Since then the two countries have been having multiple rounds of military and diplomatic-level talks.

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Meanwhile, India has maintained that peace and tranquillity is a prerequisite for normal ties between the two countries and resolve any issue.

Recently, a few weeks ago, India and China exchanged views on ways of achieving complete disengagement and resolving the issues along the LAC in the western sector of the border.