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    Never accepted 1959 Line of Actual Control, China’s insistence ‘contrary to commitments’: India

    By: Express Web Desk | Delhi |

    Updated: September 29, 2020 8:42:19 pm

    line of actual control, lac, india china lac, ladakh standoff, india china line of actual control lac
    Soldiers holding Tricolor while showcasing valour near Line of Actual Control at Chushul , 59 kilometers from Pangong lake in Leh.
    has reiterated its position on the and said that it has been consistent and known to the Chinese side.(File/Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

    India on Tuesday said it has never accepted the “so-called unilaterally defined 1959 Line of Actual Control (LAC)” and that the insistence of the Chinese side that there is only one LAC is “contrary to the solemn commitments made by ” in the various bilateral agreements.

    Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava was responding to a report in the Hindustan Times, which cited Chinese foreign ministry as saying that the country abides by the LAC as proposed by Premier Zhou Enlai to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in November 7, 1959.

    The stand by China spelt out by its foreign ministry insisting that it takes the 1959 line on perception of the LAC amid a nearly five-month-long border standoff in eastern Ladakh has triggered a strong reaction from India.

    “India has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 Line of Actual Control (LAC). This position has been consistent and well-known, including to the Chinese…

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