China strives for peace but stands ready to foil misadventure

DM Monitoring

BEIJING: China on Wednesday holding responsible for escalating a situation at Line of Actual Control (LAC) warned India to take corrective measures to normalize the tense situation while disengaging on the ground from any misadventure.
“What is imperative for the Indian side is to address the mistakes and to carry out disengagement on the ground and take concrete actions” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin told reporters during his regular briefing. While reiterating Chinese stand on current conflict with India at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Laddakh, he said, China’s position on the issue is very clear and consistent.“From the Chinese side, we have been honoring the agreements signed between China and India. We are committed to peace and stability in the border area,s.” he added.
The spokesperson however made it clear that the Chinese side was committed to its sovereignty and territorial integrity and said China was not to be blame for the current standoff.
Wang blamed India for breaching agreements saying that the Indian troops first trespassed the Chinese territory and opened fire to threaten the safety of the Chinese borders and troops.
The spokesperson said that during the Moscow meeting, the Foreign Minister of China and India agreed to five points agreement to normalize the border situation.“We hope India will work with China and honor the recent peace agreement as well as previously reached agreements.” he added.
“China is ready to continue the consultation with Indian side through diplomatic and military channels and jointly we ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas.” he said. Wang made the remarks after Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in his a speech on Tuesday asserted that the border dispute with China remains “unresolved” for now, and blamed China for violating the border agreement with India.
Moreover, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh addressed parliament on Tuesday. Singh bragged of how righteous and brave Indian troops were, while emphasizing the importance of peacefully resolving the border crisis to China-India ties. The latter part was the keynote of his speech. Indian military’s moves on border areas have eased these days, which coincided with Singh’s address. This is the result of strong pressure from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The PLA has been increasing its deployment in China-India border areas and taking resolute actions, which have formed an overwhelming momentum to annihilate the Indian troops on site once an armed clash breaks out. It has made the Indian army truly feel that engaging in a military confrontation with China is a gamble they simply cannot afford.
There are different forces in India. Some ultra-nationalist ones stubbornly refuse the easy way, and stick to the hard way.
When China engages in diplomatic negotiations with India, it must also use the only language those forces could understand – cooperation will last long when it is achieved through struggles.
China should continue to strive for a peaceful settlement of China-India border disputes, but must keep its army prepared. Without strong military pressure, India won’t behave on border issues.