On Wednesday, Chinese ambassador to India Sun Weidong asserted that both PLA and the Indian Army have disengaged in the Galwan Valley region. The faceoff at the Line of Actual Control was exacerbated when 21 Indian Army soldiers including a Commanding Officer were martyred in the Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020, when the de-escalation process was underway. Speaking at a seminar in which CPI’s D Raja and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury participated on Wednesday, Weidong called for a “fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution” to the border dispute.
“The frontier troops of both countries have disengaged in the Galwan Valley and the Pangong Lake areas. We should consolidate the achieved results, find a solution acceptable to both sides on the issue that needs emergency response through negotiation and consultation, gradually move towards regular management and control, in order to further ease the situation and avoid any recurrence of tensions due to misunderstanding and miscalculation. China-India relations are significant to peace and prosperity of the region and the world at large,” the Chinese envoy opined.
Weidong added, “The two countries are partners rather than rivals or enemies. We need to help each other succeed instead of undercutting or even confronting each other. We should correctly view each other’s strategic intentions, be committed to the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, and mutual respect for each other’s core interests.”