On Saturday, Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar warned that military forces in Ladakh, in the western Himalayan, are dangerously close.
Diplomatic and military talks have calmed the region after mid-2020 clashes killed at least 24 soldiers.
December violence in the eastern sector of the undemarcated border between the nuclear-armed Asia giants killed no one.
“The situation still remains extremely unstable because there are spots where our troops are quite close up and in military perspective thus highly risky,” Jaishankar said at an India Today summit.
He said India-China relations could not normalize until the border dispute was resolved by the September 2020 in-principle agreement he reached with his Chinese counterpart.
“The Chinese have struggled to fulfill their obligations.”
Jaishankar said conversations continue over unsolved issues even though both parties have withdrawn from numerous areas.
“We’ve told the Chinese that you can’t break peace and tranquillity and expect the relationship to continue as before. That’s unsustainable.”
On the margins of India’s G20 foreign ministers conference this month, Jaishankar claimed he discussed the matter with China’s new foreign minister, Qin Gang.
Jaishankar hopes India can “be faithful to its global mandate” as G20 president this year.
“G20 debates should not be limited to the global north. Capture all global concerns. We expressed that point strongly “Jaishankar stated.
Russia’s 13-month invasion of Ukraine dominated two G20 ministerial sessions in Mumbai in the previous three weeks.