Ram Madhav of RSS wants Indo-China border issues to be solved

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): National Executive Committee member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Ram Madhav has said that a series of talks should take place to solve the disputed issue of 'Aksai Chin' between India and China.

Addressing a seminar on India-China relations organised by Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Foundation here on Thursday, he said anger over troop deployments, reports of border incursions, and a high-pitched media debate have re-ignited strains between China and India over long festering border disputes in the Himalayas.

Talking about border disputes, which led to a full-scale war in 1962, Ram Madhav said that the Indian government needs to clear these burning issues of border demarcations.

He also suggested that the issue of Tibetans living in India needs to be resolved.

"We should get back the Aksai Chin and we should have a clear understanding with number of serious talks. This whole idea about freezing the border should be discussed about dance troupes, economic and all these things. It's not going to work any more you have to talk to them about the border. May be not Macmohan line but finalise the border question. Also proactively resolve the question of status of Tibetan and Tibetans. These two important issues have to be addressed in future to have peaceful relations between these two countries," he added.

Tapir Gao, BJP leader from Arunachal Pradesh said that the tribals in Dibang valley of the state have been performing a religious festival where the stones have been marked by Chinese incursions.For years together the tribal people there used to go to big stones to offer Pujas (prayers and worship). Past seven to eight years it is under the occupation of China," Gao added.

P. Stobdan, an expert on China at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi said that the Indian bureaucracy and military top brass have become supine which in turn has given an upper hand to the Chinese.

He was also of the view that the Indian Army is incapable to act stern against Chinese incursions at various vantage points along the border. (ANI)

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