China and India ought to be companions somewhat than rivals, Chinese language Ambassador to India Solar Weidong mentioned on Friday, including that the 2 international locations ought to construct mutual belief and shouldn’t permit variations to intervene with bilateral relations. Nevertheless, claiming that China was “neither a warlike state nor an assertive nation”, he mentioned, “The precise and unsuitable of what not too long ago occurred on the Galwan Valley could be very clear.”
The query over the border left over by historical past is “delicate and sophisticated” and there was a necessity to search out “a good and affordable answer mutually acceptable” by equal session and peaceable negotiation, he mentioned in a video assertion that got here as the 2 international locations held one other spherical of diplomatic talks.
In a video titled “Implement Consensus and Deal with Variations Correctly to Convey China-India Relations Again on the Proper Monitor” posted on the Chinese language embassy’s web site and social media, Mr Solar spoke of disruptions within the bilateral relationship and outlined 5 steps to make clear “some elementary factors”.
He mentioned China and India want peace somewhat than confrontation, must pursue win-win cooperation as a substitute of a zero-sum recreation, must construct belief, somewhat than suspicion and relations ought to transfer ahead somewhat than backward.
He mentioned pending an final settlement to the boundary query, the 2 sides have agreed to work collectively to take care of peace and tranquillity within the border areas.
The Chinese language ambassador talked about the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese language troops in Galwan Valley, that left 20 Indian troopers lifeless and unconfirmed casualties on the Chinese language aspect, and mentioned it was a scenario each international locations is not going to wish to see.
“On June 15, there was an incident inflicting casualties on the Galwan Valley within the western sector of the China-India border. It was a scenario neither China nor India wish to see,” he mentioned.
The ambassador mentioned China has all alongside advocated that peace is of paramount significance and it was “neither a warlike state nor an assertive nation”.
“The precise and unsuitable of what not too long ago occurred on the Galwan Valley could be very clear. China will firmly safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and make sure the peace and tranquillity within the border areas,” he mentioned.
Mr Solar referred to the dialog between Particular Representatives of the China-India Boundary Query, State Councillor and Overseas Minister Wang Yi and Indian Nationwide Safety Adviser Ajit Doval final week and the constructive consensus reached on easing the present border scenario.
“I consider China and India have the knowledge and functionality to correctly deal with variations and never fall into the lure of battle. We must always search frequent growth as companions somewhat than opponents or adversaries. Why ought to we combat in opposition to one another that can solely harm these near us and gladden the foes?” he added.
He additionally China-India relations have gone far past the bilateral scope and have world strategic significance within the backdrop of the present worldwide panorama.
As two main neighbouring international locations, it’s pure that China and India might have some variations and the 2 international locations have been holding dialogues and negotiations to handle variations, he mentioned.
The Indian and Chinese language armies have been locked within the bitter standoff in a number of places in jap Ladakh for the final eight weeks. The stress escalated manifold after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15 that surprised the nation, stoking common anger in opposition to China, and led to weeks of talks between senior navy officers on methods to ease tensions.