On Board PM's Special Aircraft: India is “reasonably satisfied” that China is as serious as New Delhi in ensuring peace and tranquility on the border, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today asserting that the purpose of his two-nation tour has been served and results have been achieved.
A day after India and China reached a comprehensive agreement to avoid tensions on the 4000-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC), Singh said there is a commitment on the part of both the countries that peace and tranquility on the border is a pre-requisite for progress in bilateral relationship.
“So there is recognition and on the whole there has been peace and tranquility on the India-China border. So, I am reasonably satisfied that the Chinese leadership is as serious as we are in ensuring peace and tranquility on the India-China border,” he told reporters accompanying on his return home from a trip to Russia and China.
The Prime Minister was asked whether India stands a chance of resolving the boundary question with China given the new agreement and the experience of dealing with Pakistan.