Diplomatic, military communication channels between China and India on border issue unimpeded: Chinese FM

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/6/1 17:53:41

Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian is making remarks at a press briefing. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday stressed that the situation on the China-India border is stable and controllable, and diplomatic and military channels of communication between the two sides are unimpeded, in response to Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's comments assuring the country that the government will not allow India's dignity to be hurt under any circumstances.

China has seriously implemented the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries on the border issue, strictly abided by the agreements signed by the two countries, and is committed to safeguarding the national sovereignty and security of the country and maintaining peace and stability in the border area between China and India, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a routine press conference. 

Zhao said China believes the two sides can properly resolve the problem through dialogue and negotiations. 

Border incidents have recently occurred between troops from China and India. 

Chinese border defense troops have bolstered border control measures and made necessary moves in response to India's recent, illegal construction of defense facilities across the border in Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley region in May. 

Indian media reports said China recently deployed 5,000 more troops to the border area with India, and diplomats from the two countries have started talks on reaching a peaceful resolution. 

The Chinese border defense troops are devoted to safeguarding peace and stability in the border regions, and that the overall situation along China-India border was stable and under control, said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang at a regular press conference on Friday.

Global Times 

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