China never provoked conflict, nor occupied India’s territory: Chinese foreign ministry
India-China Face-Off LIVE: China on Tuesday denied provoking the Pangong Tso incident. Addressing a press statement, a Chinese foreign spokesperson said it has never provoked conflict, nor occupied “an inch of other country’s territory”. China also asserted that the Chinese border troops did not cross the Line of Actual Control (LAC). “Perhaps there is some communication issue,” the spokesperson said.
A few hours ago, China had blamed India for “violations” and “provocations” along the LAC. The country also lodged a protest with the Indian side on the latest border tension, urging the Indian side to exercise “restrain” and “honour” commitments.
On Tuesday, Chinese Embassy spokesperson Ji Rong in a statement said, “China has made solemn representations to the Indian side, urged the Indian side to strictly control and restrain its frontline troops, earnestly honor its commitments, immediately stop all the provocative actions, immediately withdraw its troops illegally trespassing the Line of Actual Control, immediately stop any actions leading to the escalation and complication of the situation.”
Sources said the protest was lodged by China both through diplomatic and military channels. The Chinese side has formally lodged a protest during the Brigadier Commander-level meeting held in Chushul, on the Indian side of the border in Ladakh.