Presence of a large number of Chinese troops with weapons at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh poses a “very critical” security challenge to India, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Asia Society, the EAM further said that violent clashes at the de facto border in the Ladakh sector in June had a very deep public and political impact and left the relationship between India and China profoundly disturbed.
“There are today a very large number of troops(of PLA) with weapons concentrated on that segment of the border and that is obviously a very critical security challenge that we face, said Jaishankar.
‘Clashes between India, China left relationship profoundly disturbed’
Tensions between the two neighbours escalated after the Galwan Valley clashes in eastern Ladakh on June 15 in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also suffered an unspecified number of casualties.