P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
- MEA’s statement last night speaks of India’s expectation as “complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas”. So far, so good.
- But why is the statement silent on India’s demand of “restoration of status quo ante as on May 5, 2020”?
- The statement is another admission that China has changed the status quo that was prevailing on May 5.
- It is another rebuff to the claim that “no one has intruded into India and no one is in Indian territory”