Indian experts are calling for China to change its behaviour amid the bitter relations between the two countries due to the border standoff. Experts believe that the Chinese have to understand and respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India if they are looking at any meaningful and good relationship between the two countries.

“India has always said that the border incursions are indeed a red line as far as China is concerned. But China really believes in changing the status quo wherever it can and it tries to do that. But after the Galwan incident, they have understood that India cannot just stand and watch or will not respond”, Anil Kumar Trigunayat, former senior diplomat told ANI.

This comes after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made his remarks that the state of the border will determine the state of the India-China relationship. He was speaking at the launch of the Asia Society Policy Institute yesterday.

“Much of the future of Asia depends on how relations between India and China develop in the foreseeable future. For ties to return to a positive trajectory and remain sustainable, they must be based on the three mutuals: mutual sensitivity, mutual respect and mutual interest. Their current status is, of course, well known to all of you. I can only reiterate that the state of the border will determine the state of the relationship,” said EAM.