Defence

After India Accuses China Of Provocative Action at LAC, Beijing’s Claim

China has alleged that India was “obviously… illegally trespassing” along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) – the de facto border between the two countries – during a military stand-off in the eastern Ladakh region on August 29 and 30 that India said was a provocative attempt to change the status quo.

India has yet to respond to this statement, which comes days after ministerial-level meetings in Moscow last week – the Foreign Ministers and the Defence Ministers of the two countries met; after the talks the Chinese Foreign Minister claimed the two countries needed “mutual trust, not suspicion”.

After the late August stand-off, the Indian Army said the Chinese “violated previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements… and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo”.

However, in a statement posted on the Chinese embassy’s website on Monday, Ambassador Sun Weidong was quoted as saying:

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