China hindered normal patrolling, can resolve through dialogue: India

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |

Updated: May 22, 2020 7:31:17 am

Sources told The Indian Express that the latest line is also an indication that New Delhi had decided to stay firm on the construction of a strategically significant road in Ladakh that goes up to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) at the base of the Karakoram pass.

India said on Thursday that China had recently undertaken activity that affected its “normal patrolling patterns”, and that the two sides have “established mechanisms to resolve such situations peacefully through dialogue”.

In the latest remarks following the border scuffle between troops from both sides early this month, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: “Both sides remain engaged with each other to address any immediate issues.”

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However, responding to a separate question at the media briefing, on the contentious South China Sea issue, the MEA spokesperson said: “This has been clear and consistent that the South China Sea is a part of global commons and India has an abiding interest in peace and stability in the region. We firmly stand with the freedom of navigation and overflight and unimpeded lawful commerce in these…

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