External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday that India and China are progressing and in the process both the countries are changing the global order.

Referring to the talks held between the leadership of the two countries in Mamallapuram and Wuhan over the years, Jaishankar said India tried to maintain 'balance' in relations through diplomacy, but in 2020, India tried to maintain a 'balance' in relations along the Line of Actual Control. The relations between the two countries took a different turn after China's military gathering under the Violation.

At a media summit organized by TV9 network, the External Affairs Minister described the rise of India and China as 'significant' in the global geopolitical scenario.

In response to a question, he said, "If you list three to four big things that have changed in the last 20-25 years, most people will agree that it will be the rise of China and the rise of India."

The External Affairs Minister said, "You can say that China started these things much earlier because our own politics delayed the era of reform here."

Okay, whatever's done is done.

But there is no question that both countries are emerging and this is a very interesting problem for global politics.

Jaishankar said, “The problem is that both countries are changing the global order with their rise.

So everyone has an impact on the world.

But these two countries are also neighbours.

Compared to the rest of the world, things are changing but at the same time the relationship between the two countries is also changing. The Foreign Minister argued that hence this situation is becoming very complex in terms of maintaining balance.

When Jaishankar was specifically asked about the informal summits between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2018 and Mamallapuram in 2019, he said that these meetings were part of the 'exercise to maintain balance'. Were.

He said, “We first tried to maintain that balance naturally through diplomacy.

So what you saw in Wuhan and Mamallapuram etc. was an exercise in maintaining balance.

The External Affairs Minister said, “But what China did in 2020 was that for whatever reason it chose to move military forces in disregard of the agreements.

This incident demanded a different response to maintain the balance.

He said, 'Our logical action on this was that we sent our military personnel on a very large scale.

Therefore, since 2020, there has been a balance, part of which is that the army is deployed in the border areas.

Today, one part clearly affected by the border situation is the political relationship. Jaishankar said, "Part of this is also the economic steps taken by us."

The Foreign Minister said that till 2014, India's annual average expenditure on the border with China was about Rs 3,500 crore, which is today about Rs 15,000 crore.

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