China: Indian demands in mily talks risk new conflict

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China on Monday accused India of ‘unreasonable and unrealistic demands’ and urged the country not to misjudge the situation, as the two sides held the 13th round of the corps commander-level talks on Sunday.

According to senior Colonel Long Shaohua, a spokesperson for China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command, the talks were held on the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point.

In a statement after the talks were held, Long said China had made great efforts to promote the easing and cooling of the border situation and fully demon-strated its sincerity toward maintaining the overall status of the relations between the two militaries.

“However, India still insisted on the unreasonable and unrealistic demands, which made the negotia-tions more difficult,” he said.

China’s resolve to safeguard national sovereignty is firm, Long said, calling on India to cherish the hard-won situation in the China-India border areas and abide by relevant agreements and consensus be-tween the two countries and militaries.

The spokesperson also voiced the hope that India will show sincerity, take action and work with China to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the border areas.

While commenting on a statement issued by Indian Army, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokes-person, Zhao Lijian said that the Indian side statement has no factual basis.

During 13th round of talks, bearing in mind the overall interest of bilateral relations and the military to military level relations, the Chinese side made great efforts to promote the easing and cooling of border situation and fully demon-strated China’s sincerity, he said while respond-ing to a question during his regular briefing held here.

However, the Indian side still persisted with unrea-sonable and unrealistic demands which added diffi-culties to the negotiations, he said and added, “China is firm in its resolve to safe-guard national sovereignty.”

Zhao Lijian remarked that the Indian side should avoid misjudging the situation and cher-ish the hard-won situation in the border areas.

“Indian side should abide by the relevant agree-ments and consensus based between the two coun-tries and militaries, show sincerity and take concrete actions to jointly safeguard peace and stability in border areas with China,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chinese experts have warned of the risks of a new conflict, saying that China should not only refuse to give in to India’s arro-gant demands on the negotiation table, but also be prepared to defend against another Indian military aggression.

China and India held the 13th round of corps com-mander-level talks at the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point on Sunday, during which India insisted on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations, the PLA Western Theater Com-mand said in a statement .

Eyeing the overall situation in the China-India rela-tions and the relations between the two countries’ militaries, China has made tremen-dous efforts to ease and cool down the border situation and fully demonstrated its sincerity, said Senior Colonel Long Shaohua in the state-ment.—APP

 

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