India Presses Communist China on Himalayan Border Disputes
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has told his Chinese counterpart that military deployments on their disputed Himalayan frontier were undermining relations and called for disengagement to preserve “peace and tranquility”.
Mr Singh held talks with his Chinese opposite number, General Li Shangfu, on Friday ahead of a meeting of defence ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which India is chairing this year.
Relations between the two Asian powers have been fraught since a high-altitude clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers and at least four Chinese troops in June 2020.
The neighbours have since massed tens of thousands of soldiers along the border.