Indian Army chief general Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday that the situation along the borders with China is under control.
After reviewing the passing out parade of 423 officers, at Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun, General Naravane said, “I would just like to assure everyone that the entire situation along our borders with China is under control.
“We’re having a series of talks which started with the Corps Commander level on June 6 and has been followed up with meetings at local level between Commanders of equivalent ranks,” Naravane said.
He said as a result, a lot of disengagement has taken place and they are hopeful that through the continued dialogue, all perceived differences will be set to rest.
“Everything is under control,” he added.
The Army chief further stated that both sides (India and China) are disengaging in a phased manner.
“We have started from the north, the area of the Galwan River, where a lot of disengagement has happened. It has been a fruitful dialogue we had and it will continue and by and by the situation will improve as we go on,” he said.
Speaking about the India-Nepal relationship, he said the relationship between the two South Asian countries remain strong and will remain so in the future.
“We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people to people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future,” he said.
On Friday, military talks between India and China continued for de-escalation in the Galwan region of Eastern Ladakh with top army commanders meeting to resolve the face-off.
The talks between India and China took place even as the troop build up continued on both sides days after a slight retreat by both armies at the Line of Actual Control.
Major general level talks happened to resolve three trouble spots in the Galwan area.