Friday, September 24, 2021

China lies blatantly about Galwan Valley clash, India hits back

India has rejected the Chinese foreign ministry's claims that the Galwan valley incident took place because New Delhi violated all the treaties and agreements and encroached upon China's territory illegally and crossed the line.

Rejecting Beijing's claims, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that New Delhi's position with regard to developments last year along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh has been clear and consistent

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India's sharp reaction came to Chinese Foreign Affairs ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian claimed that the Galwan Valley incident took place because India violated all the signed agreements and treaties and encroached upon Chinese territory, illegally crossed the line.

He further went on to say that Beijing hoped that New Delhi will abide by all the signed agreements and uphold peace and stability in the border region with concrete actions.

New Delhi has termed the Chinese attempt at shifting blame for the border standoff as provocative behaviour and slammed the unilateral efforts by the Chinese side to alter the status quo.

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The MEA spokesman also said that attempts to alter the status quo along the LAC were exactly the reason why there was a serious disturbance of peace and tranquillity. 

The Chinese PLA's action also impacted the bilateral relations, he said.

The forces of the two sides have been locked in a border standoff at multiple locations in eastern Ladakh since May last year. 

On June 15 last year, the troops of both countries had a violent face-off in the Galwan Valley, wherein 20 Indian troops were killed on the line of duty. Chinese had also suffered major casualties but acknowledged only four casualties.

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from asianetnews

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