“Will Never Accept Any Unilateral Change In Status Quo”: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated on Tuesday, in a veiled allusion to China, that India would never allow any effort to alter the status quo unilaterally and that any stance that deviates from existing understandings will elicit its replies.

Mr Jaishankar, speaking at an event commemorating the NDA government’s eight years in power, said that when it comes to security, India will do everything it takes to secure national security.

He said that India would overcome historical hesitations and would not allow anybody to have a veto over its decisions.

India is also looking forward to “joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group and eliminating political barriers that are detrimental to global interests,” according to the External Affairs Minister.

He said that New Delhi recognizes the importance of reliable partners that strive to make India safe and secure daily.

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“Our borders must also be protected, and we will never allow any effort to alter the existing quo unilaterally. A stance that deviates from conventional wisdom will elicit its own set of reactions, “he said

“When it comes to security, we’ll go to any length to safeguard the safety of our country. I recognize the importance of reliable partners that strive to keep India safe and secure daily. We’ve overcome history’s hesitations and will not allow anybody to have a say in our decisions, “He went on to say.

Following the impasse in April-May 2020 caused by the Chinese Army’s activities, India and China have undertaken numerous diplomatic and military discussions, including withdrawal from regions along the Line of Actual Control, although certain friction sites remain.

Mr Jaishankar further said that Indian foreign policy had become more conceptually and operationally clear.

He mentioned the International Solar Alliance and said India is looking forward to taking action on relevant global issues.

He also mentioned Vaccine Maitri and India’s willingness to go above and above to assist its neighbours.

“We look forward to joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group to overcome political barriers that are detrimental to global interests and take action on really important global issues. We now have 106 members in the International Solar Alliance compiled, “stated the minister.

“Indian foreign policy is becoming more conceptually and operationally clear.

Whether during COVID or in the face of present economic woes, India has and will continue to go above and beyond for its neighbours. Vaccine Maitri is one of our major accomplishments. COVID vaccines made in India were distributed to 98 countries. In these critical times, our medical workers are making a difference in other countries, “He said.