The Ministry of External Affairs stated on Friday that India is worried about the developments between Taiwan and China and urged against taking unilateral action to alter the regional status quo.
India too emphasised the necessity of preserving peace and stability in the area in its initial response to the issue in Taiwan.
In response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan, China began extensive military exercises in the area. After US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Taiwan, China increased its military exercises in the area. The MEA advised both sides to avoid taking unilateral action to maintain the status quo and prevent tensions from rising. It also discussed the necessity to work to uphold stability and peace in the area.
In a press briefing, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Like many other countries, India too is concerned about this development (in Taiwan). We urge the exercise of restraint, avoidance of unilateral actions to change the status quo, de-escalation of tensions and efforts to maintain peace & stability in the region.”
India spoke in favour of using prudence and emphasised the significance of maintaining regional peace and stability.
According to an ANI report, in response to a question on India’s position on the one-China principle, Bagchi said, “India’s relevant policies in this are well-known and consistent and do not require reiteration.”