Foreign minister S Jaishankar had a telephonic conversation today with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi — a first since Monday’s violence at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers died, sources said.
“India and China should follow important consensus reached by their leaders,” Mr Wang told Mr Jaishankar.
However, China and India have agreed to resolve the border clash in a fair way and de-escalate as soon as possible.
China, India agree to resolve border clash in a fair way, de-escalate as soon as possible, quoted by the China’s Foreign Ministry. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges India to severely punish those responsible for the conflict, control its frontline troops.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that ‘China should not be blamed for the clash’. He further said that the overall situation at the border is stable and controllable.
Chinese FM Wang Yi suggested that both sides should strengthen communication and coordination through existing mechanisms to resolve differences.
The statement from the Chinese Foreign Minister came a day after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in clashes with Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Chinese side also suffered heavy casualties.