China-India border dispute: now we both have an incentive to ease tension, says ambassador

China-India border dispute: now we both have an incentive to ease tension, says ambassador

  • China’s envoy to India Sun Weidong says relations are at a crossroads and mutual trust and stability are crucial
  • A five-point consensus may have been reached but Beijing will use military if New Delhi veers from agreement, according to Global Times editor

China’s envoy to India said the two countries had “political impetus” to de-escalate border tensions after an agreement was reached by foreign ministers from both sides last week.

The comments from ambassador Sun Weidong came even as heavily armed forces remain battle-ready near the disputed mountainous border region, where there have been several violent clashes since May, and after the foreign ministers of the two countries agreed to de-escalate tension.