"Diplomatic talks only solution to resolve India-China border issue"

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (Image: Twitter/@IndianEmbassyUS)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (Image: Twitter/@IndianEmbassyUS)

New Delhi : India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has claimed that diplomatic talks are the only solution to resolve border tension between India and China. Speaking at the launch of his book ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’, the minister said that India and China have a history, which is very good in some parts, indifferent in parts and difficult in parts. 

“I am also conscious that you have the situation that we have in border areas of the western sector (across Ladakh). Because we have the long (term) view, our position there has been very clear–we have agreements and understandings with China. The agreements and understandings must be scrupulously observed by both parties,” Jaishankar said, adding that the reality is what happens at the border will impact the relationship, one cannot separate it.”

“I made this point a few days earlier in another context, I would say that I am totally convinced that the solution to the situation has to be found in the domain of diplomacy. And I say that with responsibility,” he added.

It must be noted that S Jaishankar's comments came one day after India banned PUBG and 117 other Chinese applications operating in India.