Ajit Doval – The Indian National Security Advisor’s intense negotiations with the Chinese camp has somewhat diffused the India-China border tensions. The Chinese Army moved back a few kilometres in the now infamous Galwan Valley after talks led by Ajit Doval.
According to a report published by HT, Indian NSA Ajit Doval spoke with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi via video call on Sunday, as a result of which tensions between India and China seem to have simmered down.
NSA Ajit Doval (and not the Indian Foreign Minister) and the Chinese foreign minister Wang’s conversation is learnt to have focused on “full and enduring restoration of peace and tranquillity” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The two sides also spoke about working together to avoid such incidents in future, a top government official said.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Doval and minister Wang – two Special Representatives on the boundary issue – had “a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the recent developments in the Western Sector of the India-China border areas.’’
jit Doval and Wang Yi agreed that both sides should take guidance from the consensus of the leaders and that upholding peace and tranquillity is essential for the further development of India-China ties.
India and China also agreed to respect the LAC and not take any unilateral action to try and change the status quo of the region. The talks did have a positive impact, much of which was seen today morning.
As EurAsian Times reported earlier today, PLA troops moved back tents, vehicles, soldiers by 1-2 kilometres from where disengagement was agreed upon by at Corps Commander level talks.
Doval, India’s fifth National Security Advisor, is popular amongst Indians and is often referred to as the Indian James Bond. Doval played a key role during Doklam 2017, India-Pakistan crisis of 2019 and containing militancy in the north-east.