China Reacts to PM Modi's Border Row Comments, Says 'Sound and Stable Ties' Serve Common Interests

India-China Border Dispute – China said it hoped to make progress in its border dispute with India after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told in an exclusive interview with a US magazine NewsWeek that the India-China border situation needed urgent action.

China Reacts to PM Modi's Border Dispute Comment

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a press conference in Beijing that "China has taken note of PM Modi's remarks."

China Reacts to PM Modi's Border Row Comments, Says 'Sound and Stable Ties' Serve Common Interests

India-China relations have been about more than just the border situation , she said.

"China and India are in close contact through diplomatic and military channels on issues related to the border situation and have made positive progress," Mao said.

"We hope that India will cooperate with China, approach bilateral relations from a strategic height and long-term perspective, continue to build trust, dialogue and cooperation, and try to properly deal with differences to strengthen relations on a reliable and stable path" Mao concluded.

What's the India-China Border Dispute ?

Military tensions are high along the 2,100-mile disputed border, known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). A veritable check between the two giant Asian nuclear powers, and India overtook China as the world's most populous nation last year. The two countries continue to build infrastructure and build up troops in the mountainous region where their soldiers clashed in June 2020. 

In an interview with Newsweek PM Modi addressed the issue of India China border dispute of 2020. India has become increasingly close to the US, which sees it as a counterweight to China.

"For India, relations with China are important and important. I believe that we need to urgently address the lingering situation at our borders so that the anomaly in our bilateral relations can get rid of us," Modi said.

"Stable and peaceful relations between India and China are important not only for our countries, but also for the entire region and the world. I hope and believe that through positive and constructive bilateral diplomatic and military activities, we will be able to restore and maintain peace and tranquility in our borders." PM Modi reiterated.

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