Mumbai: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying claimed on Wednesday that China had never occupied an inch of territory in another country and that its troops had never crossed the border.
Hua said, “China never instigated any war or conflict and did not occupy an inch of territory in any other country. Chinese troops never crossed the border. Perhaps there are some communication issues.”
She further said that India and China must take concrete measures to advance bilateral relations and protect peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LoC).
“I think both sides should stick to the facts and take concrete measures to maintain bilateral relations and maintain peace and tranquility at the border,” she added.
I think both sides should stick to facts and have goodwill in maintaining the bilateral relations & take concrete measures to safeguard peace, tranquillity along the border: Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson https://t.co/kwiuUk3M0x
— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2020
An Indian army spokesman said on Monday that the Indian Army has foiled attempts to penetrate Indian territories near the southern coast of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh and on Sunday midnight.
The Indian Army took measures to strengthen its position and “thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change the facts on the ground”.
India and China have been at loggerheads over the changes made by the Chinese military in several areas, including Finger Area, Galvan Valley, Hot Springs, and Kongrung Nala, from April-May.
Negotiations between the two sides have been going on for the last three months, including five lieutenant general-level talks, but have so far failed to yield any results.