Two days after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash on the Sino-India border in Ladakh, a phone call was made between the foreign ministers of China and India.
According to the Dawn newspaper, in a telephone conversation, the two foreign ministers agreed to abide by existing bilateral agreements to ensure peace and security on the disputed Himalayan border.
Opinions among Indian analysts were divided, with some saying that New Delhi should refrain from joining the US-led anti-China bloc, at least not because the prospect of an agreement with China was partisan.
India said that Foreign Minister SJ Shankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi “agreed that the whole situation would be handled responsibly and the two sides would sincerely implement the June 6 agreement.” ‘
The Indian statement further said that there would be no escalation of tensions between the two sides and instead peace and harmony would be ensured in accordance with bilateral agreements and protocols.
On the other hand, the ruling Communist Party of China wrote in an affiliated newspaper that according to the summary of the conversation, China said that the phone call would help normalize the situation.
According to the statement, “wherever he expressed his position, he also used a tone that would normalize the situation, which would create public opinion in both countries.”