Once again New Delhi dismissed Beijing’s claim that Indian Troops transgressed into the Chinese territory. And it also accused the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of hampering patrols by the Indian troops. In its first measured statement since the weeks of standoffs, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that the Chinese are blocking the Indian patrols.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China has accused the Indian troops of unilaterally changing the status quo on the boundary and of blocking the PLA troops from patrolling. The situation is the opposite of what has been claimed by China.
Dismissing such claims, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava has said “It is not correct that the Indian troops have undertaken activity across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Sikkim Sector or the Western Sector. Our troops are fully familiar with the LAC alignment in the India-China border areas. And they follow it. ” And stated that peace and tranquillity is `essential pre-requisite’ for the development of the bilateral relation. The statement comes after weeks of standoffs between the Indian and Chinese troops, along the LAC.
According to Srivastava, all the activities are happening on the Indian side of the LAC and the Chinese side has been causing disruptions in the normal patrolling pattern of the Indian troops.