Any increase in tensions between India and China will trigger regional instability, Russia says

India and China have been locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh for more than six months.

New Delhi:

Russia said on Thursday that any increase in border tensions between India and China amid global unrest and unpredictability would trigger regional instability in Eurasia, and that the friction could be misused by other actors. in its geopolitical objective.

During an online press briefing, Russian Mission Deputy Chief Roman Babskin said Russia was “understandably concerned” about the tensions between the two Asian powers, noting that it was very important for the two countries to engage more in “constructive dialogue”. “Was.

Referring to the fact that India and China are members of the SCO and BRICS groups, Babuskin said respectful dialogue is a key tool for cooperation in multilateral platforms.

He said: “It is clear that amid global unrest and unpredictability, growth between India and China will further affect regional instability in our common home Eurasia. The growth we are seeing is being misused by other players in their geopolitical goals. I can do it, ”he said.

He said: “We think it is very important to encourage our two friendly Asian countries to have a constructive dialogue. Learn more about their commitment to show restraint and continue dialogue through diplomatic and military channels to eliminate tensions ”. The news of the ensemble welcomes development, ”he said.

India and China are locked in a border standoff for six months in eastern Ladakh. The two sides are currently working on proposals to relocate troops from the high altitude area.

The Eurasian region has also been the main cause of unrest in recent months, mainly due to the growing relations and tense affairs between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karbakh region.

“Russia is in a unique position because it has special strategic relations with India and China and these relations are independent in nature. We are naturally concerned about the tensions between India and China. However, we believe that a solution is inevitable soon. Instead later, ”Mr. Bubskin said.

“The two are global and responsible neighbor powers with vast economic and defense potential as well as civilizational knowledge,” he said.

Asked whether the SCO and the BRICS group could play a role in reducing tensions between its two member states, the Russian diplomat said the two groups had developed mechanisms for positive engagement.

“Certainly, when it comes to cooperating in a respectful dialogue SCO and BRICS, the two unions have developed dozens of sectoral cooperation mechanisms and I assure you that their relevant interests are developing,” he said. -he declares.

The BRICS include Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Asked about the growing relationship between India and the United States, Babuskin said Russia sees no problem in the relationship, adding that New Delhi gives no reason to doubt multilateral and bilateral commitments.

He said: “New Delhi is a world power with multifaceted, broad and varied national interests and we respect it. There is no reason to doubt when India talks about multilateral and bilateral commitments. ”

At the same time, the Russian subprime mission made a vague reference to the “defense” of India by the United States so that it could not make mega defense deals.

“We know there have been attempts to put pressure on India and use tools of unfair and illegal competition such as sanctions and other threats of sanctions,” he said.

In October 2018, India signed a $ 5 billion deal with Russia to purchase five units of the S-400 air defense missile systems, despite warnings from the Trump administration that the contract would carry sanctions. American. Can invite

Speaking of regional cooperation, Mr. Babuskin also spoke about the Russia-India-China trilateral group.

“Don’t forget another very important trilateral mechanism, the RIC, which will be led by India next year. We believe it is well designed to ensure a positive environment and expand its practical program, ”They said.

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