India-China relations impaired, Lost trust in Dragon after Galwan Valley clashes : Jaishankar
New Delhi : External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that India has lost trust with China after the clashes in the Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh last year, while India’s relations with the US have improved. It is likely to expand further under the new administration in Washington.
Jaishankar said on the ongoing conflict with China in eastern Ladakh, last year, China arrived with a large army on a part of the border for no apparent reason. On the Line of Actual Control (LAC), when we saw them coming, obviously we also moved forward.
This led to conflict in many places on LAC. 45 years later, bloodshed occurred at the border. This had a great impact on public opinion and politically. China lost trust and relations between the two countries deteriorated.
Jaishankar said, “The relationship between America and India is on the rise in the last few years and will continue to expand in the Biden administration as well.” Jaishankar said, “When I see today’s challenges, America is going to be one of our important partners. I am confident that we will improve these relations further. Structurally the relationship with the US is highly sound.”
The Foreign Minister said that if we get any invitation from the Biden administration for free trade, then we will give a positive answer.