China does not want to end border dispute: Army Chief Manoj Pandey

General Manoj Pandey said that it seems that China wants to further complicate the border dispute. He said his priority would be to restore the status quo and create an atmosphere of trust and friendship between the two sides. The new chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pandey, has once again targeted China. Describing […]
 


China does not want to end border dispute: Army Chief Manoj Pandey

General Manoj Pandey said that it seems that China wants to further complicate the border dispute. He said his priority would be to restore the status quo and create an atmosphere of trust and friendship between the two sides.

The new chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pandey, has once again targeted China. Describing the border dispute as an important issue in relations with China, General Pandey said that the neighboring country wants to keep the border dispute complicated. General Pandey, who recently commanded the army, held his first press conference on Monday. In fact, Army Chief General Manoj Pandey said that it seems that China wants to further complicate the border dispute. He said that his priority as Army Chief would be to restore the status quo along the Line of Actual Control in April 2020 and to create an atmosphere of trust and friendship between the two sides. He also said that this is not possible with the efforts of only one party.

Gen Pandey said he wants to ensure that Indian troops stand firmly on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh and that adequate forces are deployed to deal with any crisis. “Our troops are sitting at important places along the Line of Control (LoC) and have been strictly instructed to thwart any attempt to change the situation,” he said. However, he also said that the process of talks between India and China is going on. We are sure that a way forward will be found but wrong action on the border will not be tolerated. Nevertheless, the core issue remains the resolution of the limitations. He said the talks also resolved issues in areas like North and South Pangong Lake, Gogra and Galwan Valley. He said that military diplomacy is also a part of foreign diplomacy and both complement each other. They should not be seen separately.

It is worth noting that even about ten days ago, the Army Chief had spoken to China while assuming office. “We are confident that the issues will be resolved as we continue to talk to the other side,” he said. But at the same time, disturbances at the border will not be tolerated.