NEW DELHI: India said on Friday that the military standoff in eastern Ladakh over the past six months has been the result of actions by China seeking to effect a “unilateral change” in status along the Royal Line of Control ( LAC).
Comments from ministry of foreign affairs spokesman Anurag Srivastava arrived at a press conference when asked about the new comments from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China blaming India again for the border situation in eastern Ladakh.
“Our position has been very clear and articulated several times in the past. The situation that we have seen since the last six months has been the result of the actions of the Chinese side that has sought to effect a unilateral change of status throughout from LAC in eastern Ladakh, “he said.
“These actions violate the bilateral agreements and the protocol to guarantee peace and tranquility throughout LAC in the border areas between India and China,” added Srivastava.
A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday again blamed India for the border clash in eastern Ladakh.
“We have taken note of the statement by the Chinese side that it strictly observes ‘the agreements between the two sides and is committed to solving the border problem through dialogue and safeguarding peace and tranquility’ in the border areas. We hope that the Chinese side match your words with actions, “said Srivastava.
The armies of India and China have been locked in a tense border clash in eastern Ladakh since early May. Both sides have conducted multiple rounds of military and diplomatic talks. However, no progress has yet been made.
Srivastava said the two sides have continued to communicate through diplomatic and military channels.
“We hope that future discussions will help both parties to reach an agreement on a mutually acceptable solution to ensure complete disconnection at all friction points throughout LAC in the western sector and the full restoration of peace and tranquility as as soon as possible, “he added. he said.