No meaningful outcome of talks with China on LAC standoff, status quo remains: Rajnath Singh
NEW DELHI: Defence minister on Wednesday said that no "meaningful solution" has come out of diplomatic and military level talks with China to resolve the standoff on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and there is "status quo".
In an exclusive interview with ANI, the defence minister said that if status quo continues, there cannot be a reduction in the deployment of troops.
Rajnath Singh referred to the working mechanism for consultation and coordination (WMCC) meeting on India-China border affairs (WMCC) held virtually earlier this month and said the next round of military talks can take place anytime.
"It is true that in order to reduce the standoff between India and China, talks were taking place on a military and diplomatic level. But no success has been achieved so far. There will be a next round of talks on a military level which can take place anytime. But no meaningful outcome has come and there is status quo," he said.
"If there is status quo, it is natural how deployment can be reduced. There will be no reduction in our deployment and I fell their deployment will also not come down. I don't think that status quo is a positive development at all. Talks are on and they result in a positive outcome, that is our expectation," he added.
The external affairs had said after the WMCC meeting on December 18 that both sides agreed to maintain close consultations at the diplomatic and military level.
Wasted 6 months and allowed them to fortify positions...utter stupidity...we should have attached when there were about 5000 chinese with not much support and ammunition. Now it's too late ...give up the land and cry.
You people can't even properly resolve our own protesting farmers concerns, what you are capable of at international level!?. UPA was much better in these things. You people are busy with your religious agendas and you are fit for that only!!!
China has funded Keftist here to disrupt Govt and country by doing Fake Farmer Agigation .. All leftists Groups are involved .
More than 8 months have been spent talking. Doesn't seem like anything has changed.
Stop buying Chinese.. India non violent nuke on china. Com-nist will not be able to sustain their economy without selling to India
The tragedy with India is that Congress rulers were busy minting money for themselves, BJP is busy minting votes at all levels and money automatically flows to their party funds. China on the other hand was watching this tamasha and focussed on grabbing Indian land in pieces over 70 years. We just react meekly fooling the people and making ourselves laughing stock internationally.
8 months now since China occupied our territories. Both Modi and Rajnath are clueless on this China incursion issue. Every 15 days they making some statement China agrees to pull back and then suddenly they say there is no progress on talks. Stop making people of India fools.
GOI cannot afford indefinite deployment of troops in such harsh conditions.
Rajnath ji....stop being naive & dumb. PRC is just stalling talks till they have a friendly US govt.
Every patriot INDIAN must read this piece. I think,India doesn't have fear anyone except our home grown enemies like CONgress and Left ( CPI M) who are using the innocent farmers.
China is only buying time and testing our resolve. China is already ram up her preparedness behind the lines. I hope India is not get fooled.
in short china won and took away land and killed our soldiers ..
Failure of BJP Govt to drive China out of occupied Indian lands....what's the use of status quo.....our jawans are suffering in severe cold......failure of diplomacy also.....BJP blame Nehru always....now we know it's ery easy to talk but difficult to do....
Anyway, people will die of COVID-19 that China has unleashed in the world. Better die fighting Chinese -
BJP leaders who claimed to be tigers have now become cats when CHINA topic comes....poor show....BJP not ready to fight for the country....BJP blame Nehru for Pakistan invasion of Kashmir in1948.....now whom will they blame....Nehru again?
India should not expect China to bend. We cannot match their planning and strategy. They are always one step ahead of us.
8 years back we were fighting with only one country Pakistan but now we have enemies all around our border Hell even Bangladesh and Nepal cannot be considered friends anymore ..