Taiwan crisis: India on Friday in its first reaction on the Taiwan crisis said it is concerned over the developments and called for avoiding unilateral action to change the status quo in the region.
India also pitched for exercising restraint and underlined the need for efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.
China launched major military drills around Taiwan as part of its response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan.
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.”
According to an ANI report, in response to a question on India’s position on the one-China principle, Bagchi’s said, “India’s relevant policies in this are well-known and consistent and do not require reiteration.”
China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and is against foreign politicians visiting the island. Taiwan rejects China’s claim.