‘Inaccurate’: MEA on China’s charge that Indian troops trespassed across border in Ladakh

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: May 21, 2020 8:24:20 pm

The Ministry of External Affairs has responded to China’s allegation that Indian troops crossed over to its side of the frontier in Ladakh. (Source: Reuters/File)

Reacting on the recent flare-up of border tensions between India and China, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Thursday rejected China’s allegations that Indian troops crossed over to the Chinese side of the frontier in Ladakh and Sikkim. It asserted that “all Indian activities are entirely on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”.

The MEA’s response came after China claimed that the Indian Army had “entered Chinese soil on the Baijing and Lujin duan section of the Sino-Indian border, obstructing the normal patrol of Chinese border troops, and was “attempting to unilaterally change the status quo of border territory”.

The Indian Express has learnt that there has been a movement of troops to eastern Ladakh following the continuing objections of the Chinese to the construction of a road in the Galwan river area, well within Indian territory. The site of the current construction is near the confluence of Shyok and Galwan rivers, some 200 km north of the Pangong Tso lake.

“Any suggestion that Indian troops…

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