India's bluntly, China should not create confusion in border management, steps should be taken to restore peace in border areas

India's bluntly, China should not create confusion in border management, steps should be taken to restore peace in border areas

China is not deterring its nefarious activities. India has asked China not to change the goalposts and not to create confusion in the management of border affairs and to restore peace in the border areas with the larger issue of resolving the boundary question. Since the standoff in eastern Ladakh in May last year, India has consistently maintained that peace in the border areas is essential for the overall development of relations between the two countries.

India's Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said at the 4th High Level Track-2 Dialogue on Sino-India Relations that apart from being neighbors, India and China are large and emerging economies. It is not unusual for them to have differences and problems. "The important question is how to deal with these and ensure that the outcome is based on rationality, maturity and respect to maintain peace on our borders," Misri said.

Besides Misri, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Widong also participated in the meeting. Referring to the multi-faceted dialogue conducted by the two sides since last year, including meetings between top military officials of the two countries and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to resolve the standoff in eastern Ladakh, Misri said Considerable progress has been made on the ground due to these contacts.

He said, since the withdrawal of troops in the Galvan Valley in July last year, both sides withdrew troops from the northern and southern banks of Pangong Lake in February 2021 and Gogra in August 2021. He said, talks are going on between the two countries regarding the rest of the places. We hope that with the withdrawal of troops in the rest of the conflict zones, we will be in a position where we can move on the path of bilateral cooperation.

India angry over not allowing Indian students to return

India expressed its dismay at China's reluctance to allow return of Indian students, staff and their families stranded due to the Corona pandemic, calling it an unscientific approach to a purely humanitarian issue. Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri mentioned the plight of these stranded Indians at the 4th High Level Track-2 Dialogue on Sino-India Relations. Over 23,000 Indian students and hundreds of Indian industrialists and workers along with their families have been stranded in India for the past one year. China has suspended the visa process citing the situation in Corona. Most of these students are studying medicine. 

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