Reiterating that the relationship between India and China is at a crossroads, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Thursday that the direction of bilateral ties depends on whether Beijing adheres to various agreements on maintaining peace along the border.

The remarks come a day after Army Chief General M M Naravane said that de-escalation along the border in eastern Ladakh is yet to take place, after the first step at Pangong Tso in February, and till that happens the entire border with China across all sectors will see enhanced troop presence.

Speaking at an Indian Express-Financial Times event, Jaishankar said: “I think the relationship is at a crossroads. And which direction we go, depends on whether the Chinese side would adhere to the consensus, whether it would follow through on the agreements, which we both have done for so many decades. Because what is very clear in the last year is that border…

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