India on Friday emphasised that the military standoff between India and China in Ladakh since May was the result of actions by China through which Beijing sought to effect a “unilateral change” of the Line Actual Control (LAC).
These remarks were made by MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava when asked about remarks by the Chinese foreign ministry blaming India for the border standoff.
“Our position has been very clear and has been articulated several times in the past. The situation that we have seen since the last six months has been a result of the actions of the Chinese side which has sought to effect a unilateral change in status along the LAC in eastern Ladakh,” he said.
“These actions are in violation of the bilateral agreements and protocol on ensuring peace and tranquility along the LAC in the India-China border areas,” Srivastava added.