India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a ministerial meeting in New York . The two leaders met face-to-face with South Africa at a BRICS meeting .
New York, September 23: After attacking China for blocking the inclusion of Pakistan-based terrorists in the relevant UN (UN) sanctions committee, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a ministerial meeting in New York on September 23.The two leaders met face-to-face with South Africa at a BRICS meeting.At the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the ministers discussed key global and regional issues on the United Nations (UN) agenda in the areas of political, security, economic, financial, and sustainable development.BRICS, which added South Africa in 2011, has been united in calling for greater representation of major emerging economies on the international stage and opposing the Western powers' exorbitant dominance, according to them.Critics claim that the BRICS status could be eroded as China broke two decades of India-China relations.BRICS ceased life support in the Galwan Valley, not in New York, according to Tanvi Madan, senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's foreign policy program.It is only natural that this would affect BRICS countries in which both countries are incorporated, but the excitement persists on the bilateral meeting between India and China on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Jaishankar has scheduled more than 50 meetings, but no bilateral meetings with China have been agreed. Jaishankar said that politics should never ever provide a way to escape justice, nor should it ever facilitate impunity.We have seen this of late in this chamber, where it comes to sanctioning some of the worlds most feared terrorists.This Council must reflect on the signals we are sending about impunity.If we are to maintain credibility, there must be consistency, he said.Following the Galwan valley confrontation, India and Chinas relations deteriorated. According to government reports, the two countries have also completed verification of each other's positions, including the Finger region, Galwan Valley, Hot springs, and Kongrung Nala.After violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in June 2020, the situation worsened.