New Delhi, Aug 14: India on Friday said it expect the Chinese side to sincerely work towards the objective of complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas.
During the virtual weekly press briefing Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “While we would like the ongoing disengagement process to be completed at the earliest, it is important to bear in mind that achieving this requires agreed actions by both sides.”
“This is also necessary and essential in the context of overall development of our bilateral relationship. As External Affairs Minister had noted in a recent interview ‘the state of the border and the future of our ties, cannot be separated’,” he said.
India and China are engaged into border standoff in eastern Ladakh since early May. Five rounds of Corps Commanders-level talks between both the nations were held.
The spokesperson also said that both sides have agreement on broad principles of disengagement and based on it, some progress had been earlier made.
“I must add that translating these principles on ground is a complex process that requires re-deployment of troops by each side towards their regular posts on their respective sides of the LAC. It is natural that this can be done only through mutually agreed reciprocal actions,” he said.