New Delhi September 15th
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, on the contentious India-China border issue. This was the first time the issue has been brought up in the Parliament since the tensions between the two nations escalated in June after Galwan valley clash.
Addressing the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that both India and China agree that it is essential to improve the bilateral relations between the two neighbours and to maintain peace and tranquillity along with the India-China border areas.
“Both India and China agree that to maintain peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas, it is essential for the further development of bilateral relations”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on India-China border issue”.
However, the defence minister said that “India and China border issue remains unresolved. Till now, there has been no mutually acceptable solution. China disagrees on the border”, he said.
“China doesn’t recognise the traditional & customary alignment of the boundary. We consider that this alignment is based on well established geographical principals: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha