India-China relations have been “profoundly disturbed” by the Galwan Valley clashes in June in eastern Ladakh, foreign minister S Jaishankar said on Friday. Speaking at an Asia Society event on a virtual platform, Jaishankar said the Galwan clashes, which saw casualties on both sides, had a huge impact on political and popular perceptions of China in India. Over the past three decades, he said, India and China had built a relationship “and a basis for building that relationship has been peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control”.
“To underline the enormity of that, It was the first military casualty we had after 1975. So what it has done is, it has obviously had a very deep public impact, very major political impact and it has left the relationship profoundly disturbed,” he said.