Defence

India shoots down China’s 1959 Line

India rejected China’s claim that Beijing only accepted the 1959 Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the India-China border areas and asked Beijing to abide by existing agreements and stop trying to alter the status quo unilaterally.

In a sternly worded statement, MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava said: “India has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 LAC. This position has been consistent and well known, including to the Chinese side.” The Chinese claim, made to Hindustan Times on Tuesday, was also put forward in 2017 after a scuffle at Pangong Tso.

The Chinese foreign ministry statement to Hindustan Times came even as its spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday: “China does not recognise the so-called Union territory of Ladakh illegally established by India

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