S Jaishankar reveals roadmap for China-Pakistan after taking charge as External Affairs Minister

While taking charge as External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar reaffirmed India's commitment to using diplomatic channels and negotiation to settle territorial disputes.

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External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on Tuesday assumed the office after taking oath as union minister on June 9. While resuming his office on Tuesday, he outlined the distinct approaches to handle border stability with China and cross-terror solutions with Pakistan. He asserted that India’s foreign policy under the third term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will focus on finding solutions for cross-border terror with neighboring countries.

While taking charge as the external affairs minister for the second time, he pointed out that India's relations with its neighbors are diverse and that each of the neighboring countries presents various problems. 

Jaishankar reaffirmed India's commitment to using diplomatic channels and negotiation to settle territorial disputes. He said, "Our focus on China will be on finding a solution for the border issues." 

Jaishankar's remarks to the media this morning:

Notably, India and China have long had border disputes, and in 2020, the year the pandemic began, tensions between the two countries erupted into hostilities. India stated in January of this year that it and China are still in contact militarily and diplomatically to find a solution, while also restating its long-standing stance on the matter.
Jaishankar repeatedly emphasized that it will not tolerate cross-border terrorism and that the country will not keep the terrorism aside to improve its ties with Pakistan.

S Jaishankar Thanked Modi

After assuming office today, Jaishankar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for entrusting him with the responsibility. He also highlighted India’s role at Global South and underscored the increasing responsibility at the international platform.