India on Friday blamed China for the deadlock in eastern Ladakh, again criticizing China for violating bilateral agreements with it. Foreign Ministry spokesman said. “The situation that we have seen for the last 6 months is a result of the actions of the Chinese side which has sought to effect a unilateral change in the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. These actions violate bilateral agreements and protocols on ensuring peace with the LAC in the India-China border areas. “
Noteworthy that a senior Chinese official said on Thursday that a joint effort is needed to maintain good relations between Beijing and New Delhi and that their country is determined to overcome the border impasse, but will defend its territorial sovereignty which they are committed to doing. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said this while responding to the remarks of Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. Jaishankar had said that China has given India ‘five different explanations’ for the deployment of a large number of military forces along the Line of Actual Control and violations of bilateral agreements have severely damaged mutual relations. He said this in the light of the seven-month-long ongoing military standoff between India and China in eastern Ladakh in an online dialogue session organized by the Australian think tank Lawy Institute on Wednesday.