JK NEWS TODAY COMMENTARY
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worked with regard to defusing of tension on borders with China . He saved the country from the stand-off from becoming a war-like conflict in eastern Ladakh , and also achieved the desired outcome of peace on the LAC.
This started with China confirming what India had wanted all along.
Tuesday delivered good news and it came from Beijing . A foreign news agency , using its own lexicon about the LAC quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian , saying , China and India have agreed to take measures to ease tensions along a disputed stretch of their border.”
Reading between the lines makes two things clear that neither side wants an escalation on the border in eastern Ladakh , nor a permanent standoff position to stir irritation . The irritation had caused Galwan valley clashes on June 15 when 20 Indian soldiers died in a hand-to-hand fight , while the Chinese are silent about their losses . Now, it means that there would be no repeat of all this .
This positive outcome , and it should be seen that way only , came about after the military and diplomatic level talks .
In the 21st century world , and that , too, in 2020 when the countries across the continents, have been hit hard by the pandemic of novel corona virus , economically, politically, socially , what needs to be appreciated , is that talks were placed in the priority category by India over conflict . But it was also made clear that there would be no compromise on the integrity and sovereignty of the Indian nation while seeking this strategic goal as the ugly situation of Galwan Valley on June 15 was not only reprehensible but also had to be neutralized once and for all . That meant that without the repeat of such incidents, India would ensure that it gets China to agree to the disengagement .
All the credit for getting Beijing to “agree” to the disengagement in eastern Ladakh border , deservingly, go to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had reiterated it time and again that the situation would be brought under control without any compromise. The disengagement has to be understood as a step toward the victory of talks over spread of the conflict.
Modi’s statesmanship has worked . He has delivered a message to all the doubters on the situation who had started targeting him on flimsy grounds .
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had taken to tweets to give expression to his frustrations by now should learn that patience, perseverance in such situation with diplomacy at work yields results . He needs to take a lesson the Modi-era diplomacy.