Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan on Monday termed the India-China ties “very fragile, easy to be damaged and difficult to repair” and called for special care in creating a conducive public environment.

“Efforts should be made on both sides … to create an objective, friendly and mutually trusting environment rather than a wrong projection of each other,” he said at a FICCI seminar here. He wanted both governments to avoid a war of words. A good environment would not only provide the necessary condition for the stable and healthy development of bilateral ties but would also prepare the ground for the settlement of the existing problems.