External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dushanbe,(Tajikistan) on Wednesday. He told the Chinese Foreign Minister that India did not accept any unilateral change in the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). At the same time, he stressed on the need for full withdrawal of troops and resolution of major issues in East Ladakh as soon as possible as prolonging the current situation was negatively affecting relations.
During an hour-long meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, the two foreign ministers agreed to hold the next round of military talks soon, and the main focus should discussing on pending issues to find an acceptable solution.
The External Affairs Ministry said, it was also agreed that both sides would continue to ensure stability at the grassroots level and neither side would take unilateral action to escalate tensions. The External Affairs Ministry said that during the talks, Jaishankar reminded that the two sides had agreed that, prolonging the current situation was not in the interest of either side and was negatively affecting relations.
In addition, The External Affairs Ministry said in a statement that, it therefore emphasize that, L.A.C. in East Ladakh should be in the interest of both parties to work for speedy resolution of key issues related to India, as well as full compliance with bilateral agreements and protocols.