November 27, 2020 1:53:27 am
Stating that no country should harbour “expansionist” ambitions, and each should develop within its boundaries, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that China has “said another round of talks will take place, but the dates have not been finalised” yet.
“Talks are going on, and more talks are going to happen soon,” he said.
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Singh said India is not shy of taking action across the border against terrorism any longer, and that it is nearly impossible to execute another 26/11-style terror attack on Indian soil today.
Referring to the ongoing standoff with Chinese PLA at the LAC in Ladakh, Singh said: “Like Pakistan, we have another neighbour who keeps raising disputes about the border.” He said there are “perceptional differences between India and China on the border,” but there are “some agreements, protocols that are followed by armies of both countries to patrol” the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Problems, however, occur “when agreed protocols are ignored, he said.
Singh said: “We cannot allow PLA to act on the LAC in an unilateral way under any circumstances. We do not want war with anyone, but to ensure war…