Jagran Bureau, New Delhi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that now a problem has reduced on the India-China border. His reference was to the withdrawal of their troops deployed by both the countries from Patrolling Point (PP)-15 ​​in the Gogra-Hotspring area. He said that the work of withdrawal of troops from PP-15 has been completed. Jaishankar was jointly addressing the press conference here after holding a bilateral meeting with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna. He was asked about India-China relations.

I have nothing to say about India and China

He said, ‘I have nothing new to say about India and China. However, I believe that a problem has been solved with the completion of the withdrawal of troops.’ Let us inform that since May 2020, military tension was going on between India and China near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) located on Eastern Ladakh. PP-15 is a special place on which the agreement between the two countries was not being reached. But between September 8 and 12, the soldiers have also returned from here.

What is the meaning of this initiative

It is believed that in view of the possible meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, an agreement has been reached regarding the withdrawal of troops. Although officially nothing has been told about this meeting from both the sides.

France and India will form alliances with other countries in the Indo-Pacific region

Jaishankar said that the issue of Indo-Pacific region has figured prominently in the talks between India and France. Both the countries have decided to forge a tripartite alliance with other countries located in the region. At the same time, it has been decided that together India and France will help in infrastructure development in other countries.

brainstorming on these issues

In a joint statement issued by India and France, it was said that the situation in Ukraine, Afghanistan and environment related issues were also discussed in the meeting between Jaishankar and Kolona. Jaishankar said that India not only sees France as a strong ally, but also believes that the world is now becoming more multipolar and France will also be an important pivot in this. He expressed confidence that France would continue to take care of India’s interests and concerns.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh