China has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the Line of Actual Control since early May and conduct of the Chinese forces has been in full disregard of all mutually agreed norms, India on Thursday stated holding Beijing answerable for the jap Ladakh standoff.
At a web-based media briefing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava gave a run down of the occasions along the LAC within the jap Ladakh area and held China answerable for the Galwan Valley clashes off June 15.
In early May, he stated, the Chinese aspect took motion to hinder India’s “normal, traditional” patrolling sample within the Galwan Valley space whereas it sought to alter the established order in different areas of the Western Sector couple in mid-May.
“We had registered our protest on the Chinese actions through both the diplomatic and military channels, and made it clear that any such change was unacceptable to us,” he stated.
Subsequently, senior commanders met on June 6 and agreed on a course of for de-escalation and disengagement along the LAC that concerned “reciprocal actions”, he stated.
Srivastava stated each side had agreed to respect and abide by the LAC and never undertake any exercise to change the established order.
“The Chinese side departed from these understandings in respect of the LAC in the Galwan Valley area and sought to erect structures just across the LAC,” he stated.
“When this attempt was foiled, Chinese troops took violent actions on June 15 that directly resulted in casualties. Thereafter, both sides remain deployed in large numbers in the region, while military and diplomatic contacts are continuing,” he added.
Srivastava stated the Chinese aspect has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC since early May.
It was not in accordance with the provisions of numerous bilateral agreements, particularly the important thing 1993 Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquillity along the border, he stated.
“Obviously, the Indian side had to undertake counter deployments and the resulting tension has thereafter expressed itself,” he stated.
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