Russia not a mediator between India, China: Envoy

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  1. huaxia rox

    huaxia rox Senior Member Senior Member

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    Russia not a mediator between India, China: Envoy

    Panaji: Russia does not see itself as a mediator between India and China, a senior diplomat said on Friday. Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin said that recent developments (Chinese incursion in Ladakh) were "unfortunate", but China and India successfully sorted them out.

    "Things that happened between both the countries (India and China) were very unfortunate. It is very good that both the countries sorted out the issues without any force but with negotiations," Kadakin said, talking to reporters.

    Responding to the question whether Russia could mediate between the two countries as all the three are a part of BRICS grouping, he said, "Russia does not have a role to play as a mediator between both the countries which are part of BRICS.

    "We always want to see India and China as friends," he said, adding that the border disputes had been inherited from the past.

    Russia welcomed the way the things were settled between the neighbours, he said. "We think it (negotiations) is a good way to settle bilateral issues."

    The BRICS (comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an international association was growing from strength to strength, he stated.

    The Ambassador was in Panaji on the occasion of appointment of his country's 'honorary consul' for Goa, which has become a favourite destination for Russian tourists.
     
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    huaxia rox Senior Member Senior Member

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    why would there need to be a mediator and why would indians ask that weird question so the russian had to respond is a bit odd to me.
     
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    India always prefers one to one dialogue & does not advocate third party mediation to resolve any of its internal/external matters be it Pak occupied Kashmir or china occupied Aksai chin & Tibet.

    May be Indian media wanted to clarify to the world.
     

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