S Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister, stated on Saturday that the “condition of the border will decide the state of the relationship.
“Addressing the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2022 Panel Discussion today, Jaishankar stated that India has an issue with China.
“And the problem is that there was peace for 45 years, there was stable border management, and there were no military casualties on the border from 1975,” he added in response to the host’s query.
“That changed because we had agreements with China not to bring military forces to the Line of Actual Control, which we call the border,” Jaishankar explained.
“The state of the border will naturally dictate the state of the relationship,” he remarked.
“Clearly, relations with China are going through a very difficult phase right now,” the external affairs minister said, adding that India’s relations with the West were good even before June 2020.