China, India Agree to Resolve Border Tensions Peacefully

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The development comes as at least 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer, were killed in a clash between Indian and Chinese forces in the disputed Gulwan Valley of Ladakh on Tuesday night.

The two countries have agreed to resolve border tensions peacefully after at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the deadliest clash between Chinese and Indian forces in decades.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Xiao Lijian said in a briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that the two countries agreed to resolve the issue through dialogue and consultation, normalize the tense situation and establish peace and order in the border area. Have agreed to work together.

The spokesman reiterated China’s claims that the clash, in which 20 soldiers, including an Indian officer, were killed and several wounded, resulted in Indian forces infuriating and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in casualties. Happened

However, the Chinese spokesman did not say whether any Chinese soldiers were killed or wounded in the clash.

“China has strongly protested against India,” he said. We once again call on the Indian government to adhere to the consensus reached between the two countries. The Indian Frontline Army has refrained from crossing the border, provoking and taking unilateral action which could complicate the situation.

According to the Associated Press, the people and observers in India are demanding ‘revenge’ from the government, but the Modi government did not break its silence on Wednesday and the Prime Minister or a minister issued a statement despite the death of 20 soldiers. Did not

US calls for peaceful resolution of differences

On the other hand, the United States has also urged China and India to resolve their differences peacefully.

The spokesman said the United States was keeping a close eye on the situation. Referring to the deaths of Indian soldiers, the US spokesman added: “We offer our condolences to their families.”

US President Donald Trump said last month that he was ready to mediate between India and China in the wake of recent tensions in the region, but his administration did not provide further details.

A State Department spokesman said President Trump had telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 2 to discuss the situation with China.

India is an emerging ally of the United States, backed by Alice Wells, the top US State Department official for South Asia, who said last month that China was responsible for worsening the current situation with India.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also blamed Beijing for the ongoing tensions in Ladakh, saying China was “bullying” the situation.

Earlier on Tuesday night, the Indian military confirmed in a statement that at least 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer, had been killed in a clash between Indian and Chinese forces in the disputed Gulwan Valley area of ​​Ladakh.

According to the statement, three Indian soldiers, including an officer, were killed in the clash, while 17 soldiers were seriously injured in the clash. The soldiers later succumbed to their injuries.

The Indian military said it was ready to protect the country’s borders and integrity. Both sides suffered casualties in Monday night’s incident. However, no casualties have been confirmed by China so far. In a statement issued after the clashes, Chinese military spokesman Zhang Shuli accused Indian security forces of crossing the Line of Actual Control and deliberately carrying out provocative attacks.

On the other hand, Indian defense experts told the US broadcaster CNN that this is the worst clash between the two countries in four decades on the disputed border.

Hepman Jacob, an associate professor and political analyst at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, said: ‘We have had no casualties on the Line of Actual Control for at least 45 years. This incident may prove to be a game changer. This is perhaps the beginning of the end of the harmony that India has established with China for 45 years.

Tensions in the Himalayan border region have been rising since last month. Both New Delhi and Beijing have accused each other of infiltrating the disputed territory, sparking a fire that the two nuclear neighbors have sparked in 1962, sparking a bloody war between the two countries.

C Raja Mohan, director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, told the Indian Express that the Chinese establishment and others (anti-Pakistan and anti-India Kashmiri leaders) have called for a change in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir. They are justifying the aggression of the Taliban and want to make Beijing a party to the Kashmir dispute.

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