Border issue with China remains unresolved: Defence Minister

New Delhi: India is 'very serious about issues of sovereignty' and the country is  prepared for 'all contingencies' to ensure that it is maintained, Union minister Rajnath Singh told parliament in what was seen as a strong warning to China amid repeated transgressions at the Line of Actual Control.

Detailing a key meeting in Moscow between him and his Chinese counterpart, Rajnath said he made it clear that India wants to resolve this issue in a peaceful manner and "want the Chinese side to work with us".

But "there should also be no doubt about our determination to protect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Rajnath told parliament as it resumed after more than five months.

A similar stance was taken by foreign minister S. Jaishakar when he met his counterpart in Moscow, Rajnath said.

"We do remain committed to the peaceful resolution of the current situation. At the same time, the House can be assured that we remain prepared to deal with all contingencies," he said. Asianet Online