The Indian Army has “strongly rebutted” a news article published in a leading English daily which claimed that talks with China in East Ladakh to resolve the border standoff have collapsed. It said that the article has been published with uncorroborated facts.
This comes on the day when external affairs minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dushanbe where the two leaders are expected to discuss the ways to fast track de-escalation and disengagement in East Ladakh.
The army said that the article falsely claims that there have been clashes in the Galwan Valley near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), calling the intention of the reporter “malafide”. It said that ever since the disengagement agreement in February this year, there has been no attempt by either side to occupy the areas from where the disengagement had been undertaken.
The article claimed that clashes took place closer to the place of skirmish in June last year.