India-China stand-off: Japan expresses strong support for New Delhi

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New Delhi (NVI): India today briefed Japan on the current situation along Line of Actual Control (LAC) amid border stand-off with China including the Indian Government’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution through dialogues.

Japan has signaled strong support to India on the matter, saying that it opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the India-China border.

Japanese ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki was briefed by Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla on the situation along LAC as the former said that Japan hopes for a peaceful resolution through dialogues.

“Had a good talk with FS Shringla. Appreciated his briefing on the situation along LAC, including GOI’s policy to pursue peaceful resolution. Japan also hopes for peaceful resolution through dialogues. Japan opposes any unilateral attempts to change the status quo,” the Japanese envoy said in a tweet.

India is currently engaged in military and diplomatic level talks with China over a bitter stand-off at several points in Ladakh along LAC. Japan has earlier also expressed its concern over the matter, saying that it is closely monitoring the situation as it may have an impact on regional stability.

Notably, Japan is also one of the members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD), an informal strategic forum whose other members are India, Australia and United States. The forum has been keen on ensuring that the Indo-Pacific region remains free from any kind of dispute. It is maintained by semi-regular summits, information exchanges and military drills between member countries.

-ARK