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According to people familiar with the matter, Jaishankar is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow. The issue of boundary dispute may arise in this meeting. Jaishankar is going to attend the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers meeting held in Moscow in which India and China are members.
Situation on the border is very serious: Jaishankar
Prior to the possible talks in Moscow with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that the situation on the border with China cannot be isolated from the state of overall relations with the neighboring country. The External Affairs Minister termed the situation in East Ladakh as 'very serious' and said that in such a situation 'very intense deliberation' is needed at the political level between the two sides. Significantly, the Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also visited Moscow recently. During this time he attended the meeting of defense ministers of SCO. At the same time, on Friday, Rajnath held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fengahi for about two hours on the tension in the border in eastern Ladakh.
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A strong message was given to the Chinese Foreign Minister
In a conversation between Rajnath and Fengahi, Singh specifically told Wei that India would not give up one inch of its land and was committed to protecting its integrity and sovereignty at any cost. According to the official statement, Singh told the Chinese counterpart that China should strictly respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and there should be no unilateral effort to change the status quo.
Talks may be held between Wang and Jaishankar
It is being told that Jaishankar and Wang are expected to have a bilateral meeting on Thursday. Significantly, the Foreign Ministers spoke on the phone on June 17 and during this time it was agreed to handle the whole matter responsibly.
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There was a conversation about Ladakh clash
The conversation between Jaishankar and Wang took place two days after the skirmishes between the soldiers of the two countries in the Galvan valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. The clash increased the tensions many times. Chinese soldiers were also killed in the skirmish, but no information has been provided from China so far. According to the US intelligence report, 35 Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash.