India issues warning to China over Line of Actual Control

Delivering his remarks in the Parliament on the 'Latest Developments in India's Foreign Policy', Indian Minister Dr S Jaishankar said that India won't tolerate China's attempts to unilaterally change the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Jaishankar further warned that if China continues to build forces in the border area, it will have serious impact and concerns on the relationship of both countries.

"Diplomatically, we're clear with Chinese we won't tolerate attempts to unilaterally change LAC. If they continue to do that and build up forces which constitute serious concerns in border area then our relationship isn't normal and that abnormality is evident in last few years," the Minister said during his winter Parliament address.

In his farewell remarks on December 6 , the Chinese envoy stressed the need to resolve differences between India and China and uphold the principle of non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
India and China have had several rounds of diplomatic and military level meetings since 2020 on the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in the India-China border areas.

Addressing the Winter Parliament, the Minister also defended India's stance on importing crude oil from Russia. He said that it's a sensible policy to go where we get the best deal in the interest of the Indian citizens.

The Minister expressed "concern" over "stability and affordability of energy markets" due to energy caps on Russian energy imposed by the West.

"We don't ask our companies to buy Russian oil, we ask them to buy what's the best option they get. It depends on the market, it's a sensible policy to go where we get the best deal in the interest of the Indian people," Jaishankar said.


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