China violating bilateral pacts, protocols: MEA

China violating bilateral pacts, protocols: MEA

India today asked China to discipline, control and stop its troops from undertaking provocative actions along the LAC.

New Delhi, September 1

In a demarche, India today asked China to discipline, control and stop its troops from undertaking provocative actions along the LAC.

“Due to timely defensive action, the Indian side was able to thwart PLA’s attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement. 

Site taken by troops falls in ‘grey zone’

  • Renchin La, located in the “grey zone”, had not been occupied by either side
  • It accords India a clear view of Spanggur Gap, Moldo Garrison of China, besides southern bank of Spanggur Tso
  • The Army said its troops were firmly “within our perception of the LAC” and it was wrong for China to say there was any intrusion by Indian troops

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava regretted that Chinese action and behaviour along the LAC this year has been in clear violation of the relevant bilateral agreements and protocols.

“The Indian side is firmly committed to resolving all issues along the LAC in the western sector through dialogue. In this context, we expect the Chinese side to sincerely abide by the understanding reached earlier,” he said.

Meanwhile, China has spoken in different voices on the issue. The Chinese mission said India “grossly violated China’s territorial sovereignty, violated relevant agreements, protocols and consensus”. Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong complained of Indian troops’ activity “across the LAC” at the southern bank of Pangong Tso and near the Reqin Pass.

In Paris, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, however, said there were bound to be problems as the India-China boundary was not demarcated. “We are ready to manage all issues through talks,” he said. — TNS

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