“I was ambassador in 2009, just after the global financial crisis, till 2013. I saw the regime change in China and then I came to the US. It was never an easy relationship,” Jaishankar said at a discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. It hasn’t. There were always some problems with it.”
He said that despite the history of wars and military incidents, there have been no military or battle deaths on the border since 1975.
Jaishankar said, “There was a war in 1962, after that there were military incidents. But after 1975, there was never any military or combat death on the border.” However, calling it one of the ‘pleasures’ of dealing with China, Jaishankar said there is always some ambiguity as the Chinese never really explain the reasons behind their actions.
“One of the joys of dealing with China is that they never tell you why they do anything, so you’re often trying to figure it out. There’s always some ambiguity,” Jaishankar said.
The Foreign Minister further said that India-China relations have never been easy and there have always been problems.
India and China’s strained relations have recently escalated over Chinese provocations, including releasing the 2023 edition of its “standard map”, laying claim to Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin region and denying visas to Indian athletes at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Is.
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