In an official statement, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, claimed the Galwan Valley is located on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.
After the clash between India and China, where 20 Indian soldiers were killed, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that Galwan Valley is situated on the Chinese side in the west section of the boundary.
Zhao said, “For many years, the Chinese border troops have been patrolling in this region.” He alleged that India was continuously building roads and bridges at the LAC in Galwan Valley. Also Read– Nepal Plans to Get Land Back Occupied by India
Zhao said that on May 6th, the Indian troops crossed over to the Chinese side of the LAC overnight and built fortifications and barricades in the area in an attempt to change the status quo of management and control. This prompted action from Chinese officials in order to secure and regain control in the area. He said the Chinese troops were “forced to take necessary measures to respond to the situation on the ground and strengthen management and control in the border areas”.
“In response to the strong demand of the Chinese side, India agreed to withdraw the personnel who crossed the LAC and demolish the facilities, and so they did.”
On June 6th, both of the country’s border troops held a commander meeting to reach a consensus on the situation. As a result the Indian side promised to not cross the LAC.
Indian troops crossed the LAC after making agreements
“Shockingly, on the evening of June 15, India’s front-line troops, in violation of the agreement reached at the commander-level meeting, once again crossed the Line of Actual Control for deliberate provocation when the situation in the Galwan Valley was already easing, and even violently attacked the Chinese officers and soldiers who went there for negotiation, thus triggering fierce physical conflicts and causing casualties.”
“The adventurous acts of the Indian Army have seriously undermined the stability of the border areas, threatened the lives of Chinese personnel, violated the agreements reached between the two countries on the border issue, and breached the basic norms governing international relations,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson continued to urge India to faithfully follow the consensus reached by both governments and both leaders. He continued to request India to communicate and coordinate with China to properly manage the situations through military and diplomatic channels.