On Thursday, China warned India that the unwilling separating of both countries’ economies after the conflict in Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh last month in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in the line of duty would be harmful to both the countries. A Chinese ambassador said that strategic intimidation to India was not China and that the “general structure that we can’t live without each other remains unchanged.”
A statement was issued after the recent move of the central government of banning the Chinese goods, the situation at the Line of Actual Control is tensed since then.
Ambassador Sun Weidong said in a tweet on Twitter, “China advocates win-win cooperation and opposes a zero-sum game,” He also added “Our economies are highly complementary, interwoven and interdependent. Forced decoupling is against the trend and will only lead to a ‘lose-lose’ outcome,”
As per officials, the trespassing has been done by Chinese troops in the Indian territory in the remote western region. At the same time, China claims that it has not violated LAC.
In an online briefing, the Ministry of External Affairs said that as agreed by both sides, a troops’ withdrawal process has not been finished, and the next level of commander talks will also begin soon.
Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “We expect that the Chinese side will sincerely work with us for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas at the earliest.”
Both nuclear-equipped neighbors have been in talks with the help of their military and diplomatic officials regularly for lightening the standoff after the conflict in Galwan valley on June 15, in which more than 40 Chinese soldiers had lost their lives.
At the beginning of this month, the withdrawal process was initiated by both India and China, by taking back the troops from the Line of Actual Control. This was done after the telephonic conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed that both the countries should “strictly respect and observe,” the Line of Actual Control.
But the sources confirmed that still there are some Chinese troops present in some areas. A brief border war also fought between India and China in the year 1962.