China should “scrupulously” respect understanding on boundary: India

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday urged China to “scrupulously” respect the mutual understanding on boundary disputes and also to ensure that each sides project the position of other side “accurately”.

“….It is important that these understandings are scrupulously respected by both sides and that each side projects the position of other side accurately,” the MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters here.

He was answering a question on how would India react to a recent statement by a spokesman of Chinese foreign ministry that a part of Sikkim state still remained disputed.

The MEA spokesman said the Government of India is seized of the matter and comments from the Chinese official. “Negotiations for the settlement of the India-China boundary question are held at the level of the special representatives of the two countries. Based on the understanding, these meetings are held from time to time….The most recent common understanding between the special representatives was reached in 2012,” he said adding thus it is “important” that these understandings are “scrupulously” respected.  (AGENCIES)