The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India have issued the following statement:

Resolve the Tensions with China
Through Negotiations

The CPI(M) and the CPI express their concern at the continued growth of tensions around the Line of Actual Control in Ladhak. This dispute must be resolved peacefully through negotiations urgently, safeguarding India’s interests. Both our Prime Minister and the Minister for External Affairs have expressed confidence of arriving at a solution through talks. India has in fact described the latest developments as a “localized affair”. Both India and China are giant neighbours and must resolve such disputes as mature nations do through negotiations and not through whipping up passions and tensions.

(Sitaram Yechury) (A.B. Bardhan)