China didn’t observe pacts with India on border issue: Jaishankar

New Delhi: China did not observe agreements with India on border issues and that is why there is a “tense situation” between the two neighbors, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has pointed out as he explained how Beijing tried to “unilaterally change LAC”.

During an interview to Austria’s national broadcaster ORF, Jaishankar said India had agreements with China not to mass force in the border areas.

However, China did not observe those agreements, “which is why we have the currently tense situation that we do”, he said while responding to a question. “We had an agreement not to unilaterally change the Line of Control (LAC), which they (China) have tried to unilaterally do,” he said.

Replying to a counter question on what if China also says that India did not observe the agreements, Jaishankar said it’s difficult for Beijing to say that as the “record is very clear”.

Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh on December 9 and the face-off resulted in “minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides”, according to the Indian Army.

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