CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury
At the All-Party Meeting Convened by the PMO On June 19, 2020
1. The CPI(M) expresses its deep condolences at the death of our army officers and soldiers in the recent clash that took place along the Indo-China LAC, at the Galwan valley in Ladakh.
2. In the talks between our Minister for External Affairs and the Foreign Minister of China, our official statement states: “At the conclusion of the discussion, it was agreed that the overall situation would be handled in a responsible manner, and both sides would implement the disengagement understanding of 6 June sincerely. Neither side would take any action to escalate matters and instead, ensure peace and tranquility as per bilateral agreements and protocols.”
3. As the Government of India has adopted this stand, the CPI(M) extends its support to this approach.
4. Following this, Government of India should initiate high level talks, so that steps are taken, including clear demarcation of the LAC, to maintain peace and tranquility on the border.