The dispute between the India and China borders has been going for a long time. However, recently, Ram Madhav stated that the border dispute between the two countries had been resolved to a great degree except for the western sector. Concluding that the talks are going in a positive direction there have been almost 20 rounds of special representative talks being held to resolve the issue.
“Border talks are moving in the positive direction. As far as I know, disputes in large segments of our borders have been resolved. There are a few areas where negotiations are still going on,” stated the General Secretary of the BJP.
The next round of talks is due to be held between National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the coming weeks. These talks have been conclusive especially after Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping developed a bond over the visits in Wuhan to help overcome irritants in Sino-Indian ties.
There were frequent criticisms regarding the talks between the two nations, considering them to be ‘inclonclusive’. countering those claims, he spoke,
“It is not true. Most of the time those who are engaged in talks don’t disclose day-to-day progress. They want to achieve a certain milestone then only they will disclose,”
When asked about the Arunachal issue he spoke, “I cannot say anything on those things. But mostly the Western sector is where major issue is there. Some areas are yet to be delimited. That I think will continue in the 21st round. It is an inherited problem for us.”
He also sounded positive about achieving a political consensus with the opposition parties if an agreement is reached between two countries. He played down differences over a report on Doklam prepared by the Standing Committee Parliament on External Affairs headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
“As far as I know, the mechanism is working. We had so many rounds of talks without any complaints from either side. Things are moving, generally in the positive direction. I don’t know of any other plans,” he claimed.