South China Sea littoral states unable to stand up to China's naval muscle or seduced by its money power. Photograph:( DNA )
external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: 'We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve it'
Amid the China-India standoff along the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in Ladakh, China's foreign ministry said the situation at the border is "stable".
"Currently the overall situation along the China-India border is stable and controllable. Both diplomatic and military communication channels between China and India on the border issue are open," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
Amid the standoff, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said, "The Chinese Communist Party has been on this effort, on this march, for an awfully long time. They'll certainly use a tactical situation on the ground to their advantage. But each of the problems identified there are threats that they have been making for an awfully long time, adding, "threats like the one that is happening on its border with India, they have been making for an awfully long time," Pompeo said.
"China has been implementing the consensus between the two countries' leaders. We have been committed to upholding our national sovereignty, security as well as stability along the border," Zhao said.
Meanwhile, external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: "We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve it."