Despite military and diplomatic efforts, tensions on the eastern Ladakh border continue between tensions between Indian and Chinese forces. India today said that China’s actions are responsible for the ongoing tension between the armies of the two countries along the eastern Ladakh border and the violent clash in the Galvan Valley. The Foreign Ministry said that China is not following various agreements signed between the two countries to maintain peace along the border, leading to escalation between the armies of the two countries on the border.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in an online media briefing that China has been deploying large numbers of troops on LAC since early May. At the same time, it has also kept arms stocked near the border. The Chinese army interrupted the Indian Army’s patrol in the Galvan Valley area in early May. But it was settled by ground commanders. Subsequently, in mid-May, Chinese troops tried to change the status quo on the LAC which India opposed militarily and diplomatically.

China is not following consent
He said that in a meeting of corps commanders on June 6, the two armies agreed to withdraw from the current position on the LAC. But China tried to build a structure in the Galvan Valley, which led to a violent clash between the two armies on 15 June. Since then, both sides have deployed their troops in large numbers and negotiations are going on at the military and diplomatic level to end the tension.

The spokesman said that China’s actions were not in line with the various agreements between the two countries to maintain peace along the border. Especially in the 1993 agreement it is clearly stated that both sides will have minimum military force on LAC. But China did not do this and India was forced to increase the deployment of its troops along the border.

Peace at the border is necessary to advance relations
He added that China’s illegal claims on the LAC had also increased the tension. The change in Chinese position in the Galvan Valley is evidenced by this. India clearly says that the basis of relations between the two countries is peace along the border. It is therefore important that established systems are used to deal with the current situation.

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