New Delhi: ‘No party should engage in any action that may escalate the situation at this point’, said Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the security situation in Leh district’s Nimu on Friday. Also Read - 'Can Beat Coronavirus if...': PM Modi in Interaction With Chief Ministers of 10 States
He emphasised that both New Delhi and Beijing have been engaged in negotiations to lower the temperatures. Also Read - EU Provides €1.65 Million Humanitarian Aid to Support Flood Victims of Bangladesh, India, Nepal
“India and China are in communication and negotiations on lowering the temperatures through military and diplomatic channels. No party should engage in any action that may escalate the situation at this point”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement. Also Read - UGC Final Year Exams: 'Reconsider September Decision', Punjab CM Urges PM Modi During COVID-19 Meet
The reaction from Beijing comes hours after PM Modi landed in Leh, days after a ‘violent face-off’ in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan that left 20 Indian jawans martyred.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah stated that ‘the visit of PM will surely boost the morale of our valorous soldiers’. “Leading from the front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with our brave and courageous personnel of Army, Air Force & ITBP at a forward location in Ladakh. This visit of PM will boost the morale of our soldiers”, said Shah.
Last month, through his monthly radio address “Mann ki Baat”, PM Modi had asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh.
Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.