India’s relations with neighboring countries, including China, have not deteriorated recently, the Center said in response to a month-long confrontation with China in Parliament and recent differences with Nepal over the border issue. The government had also said that there had been no reports of any infiltration along the Indo-China border in the last six months, which was seen as an attempt to maintain order on the border.
In response to Trinamool Congress member Saugata Ray’s question that bilateral relations with neighboring countries like Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Myanmar have deteriorated recently, Junior External Affairs Minister V Muralitharan made it clear. No, he replied.
Ray also asked two other supplementary questions: Is China maintaining good relations with any of the five countries mentioned and the steps taken for good relations with neighboring countries?
Muralitharan replied, “India’s relations with other countries are on their feet and they are independent of their relations with third countries. The government attaches “top priority” to India’s relations with neighboring countries.
“India is an active political and economic partner of its neighbors and is involved in various projects, including development projects with these countries,” he said. India has extensive education, culture, trade and investment ties with its neighbors.
The minister’s response came amid a sharp decline in the Line of Actual Control (LOC) – the border between the two countries – repeated violations and violent incidents, one of which turned fatal. On June 15, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in an operation in Galvan Valley – the first in more than 40 years.
In a statement to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Union Minister Rajnath Singh issued a statement that was seen as a clear warning to China that India was “very serious about sovereignty issues” and that the country was committed to ensuring this. Ready for “all the talk.” It is maintained.
China has mobilized a large number of military battalions and weapons along the LAC and inland areas. “There are many battle points in eastern Ladakh, Gogra, Kangka La, north and south of Pangong Lake. The Indian Army has deployed troops in these areas,” Singh said.
But he also spoke of the common goal of the two countries to resolve the issue and maintain “peaceful relations”.
“While no one should doubt our commitment to protect our borders, India believes that mutual respect and mutual sensitivity are the basis of peaceful relations with our neighbors. As we seek to resolve the current situation through dialogue, we have maintained diplomatic and military alliances. The Chinese side, ”he said.