Amid stalemate with China on the eastern Ladakh border, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that we must have confidence in our armed forces and their ability to protect their interests. Jayashankar said the system also needs to have confidence in the capabilities of military commanders and diplomatic channels in exchanging views with China. Asked about the border situation in eastern Ladakh, he said in an interview with a channel that you know it is going to happen in a special way. China will do something. India will respond somewhat.
In fact, the conversation continued. “I know the media is forced to know everything but unfortunately real life is different because it’s about national security,” he said. There is a complex ground situation. “We have to believe in our armed forces and their capabilities to protect our interests and clearly believe in the capabilities of the system,” he said. He said not to rush to any conclusion.
He also discussed the book
Jayashankar also discussed in detail the recently published book The India Way. Tensions in eastern Ladakh have risen sharply since a clash between the two countries’ armies in the Galvan Valley on June 15 killed 20 Indian soldiers. The situation worsened after at least three attempts by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to intimidate Indian troops on the north and south shores of Lake Pangong.