When will India-China relations improve? External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar replied, said this on CPEC

Relations between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are quite bad.Several rounds of talks have taken place to bring it back on track, but relations between the two countries are still not normalized.Meanwhile, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India-China relations cannot return to normal until the border situation is normalized.He said that if China disturbs peace in the border areas, it will further affect relations.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Bengaluru, “We have maintained our position that if China disturbs peace in the border areas, it will affect our relations. Our relations are not normal. It cannot be normal until then. Border conditions are not normal.”

Jaishankar also said that the bigger problem is the border situation and the Indian Army is standing on the ground.”We have made great progress in retreating from places where we were very close to the LoC,” he said.

Apart from this, S Jaishankar, speaking on the Belt and Road Initiative, said, “It was a violation of our territorial integrity and sovereignty. Third country is working on sovereign Indian territory occupied by another country.”

Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India strongly and relentlessly opposes the projects in the so-called CPEC which are in Indian territory which is illegally occupied by Pakistan.“Such activities are inherently illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable, and will be treated accordingly by India,” the official statement said.

Responding to media questions regarding the involvement of third countries in CPEC projects, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Bagchi said: “We have seen reports on encouraging the proposed participation of third countries in so-called CPEC projects.””Any such action by any party directly violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India,” he said.

The MEA’s response comes amid reports that Pakistan and China have decided to invite any interested third country to join the multi-billion dollar infrastructure CPEC project, which they termed as mutually beneficial cooperation. .In 2015, China announced the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Pakistan, of which Balochistan is an integral part.