Amid the India-China tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh and the Chinese attempts to change the status quo, Japan has backed India. Satoshi Suzuki, Japanese Ambassador to New Delhi, on Friday said that he had a “good talk” with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in this regard.
‘Japan hopes for a peaceful resolution’
In a tweet put out without naming China, the Japanese envoy said, “Had a good talk with FS Shringla. Appreciated his briefing on the situation along LAC, including GoI’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution. Japan also hopes for peaceful resolution through dialogues. Japan opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo.”
Had a good talk with FS Shringla. Appreciated his briefing on the situation along LAC, including GOI’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution. Japan also hopes for peaceful resolution through dialogues. Japan opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo.
— Satoshi Suzuki (@EOJinIndia) July 3, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the people of India and to the families of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty at Galwan.
— Satoshi Suzuki (@EOJinIndia) June 19, 2020
The statement from Japan comes at the backdrop of several meetings at the diplomatic and military levels between India and China, which has failed to achieve any results to end impasse along the LAC and even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured the Ladakh sector to meet troops and be briefed on the situation.
“The Government of Japan’s position is that it is closely monitoring the situation, as it may have an impact on regional stability. The Government of Japan hopes that this situation will be resolved peacefully through dialogue between the concerned parties,” the country’s foreign ministry had said in a statement on July 18.
Japan’s Maritime Force was led by JMSDF Training Squadron and the Indian Navy was represented by INS Rana and INS Kulish. The exercise promoted mutual understanding as well as goodwill between the navy of the two countries, tweeted the Ambassador of Japan to India.
— Satoshi Suzuki (@EOJinIndia) June 28, 2020