There have been a lot of tensions that prevailed between India and China with the Galwan Valley incident. US President Donald Trump has restated an offer to negotiate between India and China to settle the continuing border conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. “I know that China now, and India, are having difficulty, and very very substantial difficulty. And hopefully, they will be able to work that out. If we can help, we would love to help,” Trump informed reporters at the White House.
US President's remarks come days after the sixth Corps Commander-level meeting between India and China held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The two countries reportedly admitted to stop sending more troops to their debated border in the Himalayas. Notably, the situation in eastern Ladakh worsened after China unsuccessfully attempted to control Indian territory in the southern bank of Pangong Lake on the intermediary night of August 29 and 30.
On September 7, Chinese troops unsuccessfully attempted to close in on the Indian position and even fired shots in the air in the Mukhpari area of Rezang-La ridgeline on the southern bank of Pangong lake. When questioned if China is threatening India, he replied that he hoped it is not the case but noted that China is “certainly going at it”. “I hope not…But they (China) are certainly going at it. They are going at it much more strongly than a lot of people even understand,” Trump replied in response to a question.