New Delhi: China has been stunned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to the border. China responded to PM Modi’s visit and said that neither side should take such a step which complicates the situation on the border.
Modi visited Leh where he interacted with Army, Air Force and ITBP personnel. Modi was accompanied by Chief of Defense (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Narwane.
Modi said that the period of expansionism has ended and the enemies of India have seen the ‘anger and anger’ of its armed forces.’
Reacting to Modi’s visit, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “China and India are in touch with each other through military and diplomatic channels.” Neither side should take such a step which complicates the situation on the border.
Chinese Embassy spokesman in Delhi Ji Rong tweeted that it is ‘baseless’ to see China as ‘expansionist’ and claimed that China has demarcated peacefully with 12 of its 14 neighbours. India said on Thursday that it expects China to rapidly restore peace and tranquillity in the border areas in accordance with the provisions of bilateral agreements.
There has been a deadlock between the forces of India and China at various places in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks. On June 15, tensions escalated after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes in the Galvan Valley. After several days, China admitted that its soldiers were also casualties, but it did not give details.
Zhao also said at the press conference that amid reports of delays in getting Chinese companies’ customs clearance and India’s decision to bar Chinese companies from engaging in road projects, Beijing was seeking legal rights to its businesses in India. Will take necessary steps in this regard.
He said, ‘The Indian side should not make a wrong strategic guess on China. We hope that he will work closely with China to maintain the overall picture of our bilateral relations.’