The ongoing clash on India-China border is getting severity due to pressure on both governments to protect their sovereignity.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that India must not misjudge the current situation, or underestimate Beijing’s firm will to safeguard its territorial sovereignty.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a telephonic conversation with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, demanded that India should carry out a thorough investigation into the incident and severely punish those who should be held accountable.
“This led to violent physical confrontations, resulting in injuries and deaths. This adventurous act by the Indian army is a serious violation of the agreements reached between the two countries on the border issue and a grave breach of the basic norms of international relations,” Wang said.
He further said that India should strictly discipline its frontline troops and immediately stop all provocative actions to ensure and for such incidents to not happen again.
During the conversation, the Indian Minister for External Affairs briefed the Chinese Foreign Minister on the New Delhi’s stance on the issue.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BORDER
The incident occurred during a “deescalation process” underway in the Galwan Valley in the disputed Aksai Chin-Ladakh area, where a large troop build-up has reportedly been talking place for weeks now on both sides of the border, before senior military commanders began talks earlier this month.
At least 20 Indian soldiers have died after a “violent face-off” with Chinese troops along the countries’ de facto border in the Himalayas late Monday, the Indian army has said.
A Chinese military spokesman said Indian troops’ crossing the control line at the Galwan Valley region at the border area of China and India on Monday night caused “fierce physical confrontations and casualties”.
“We demand that the Indian side strictly restrain its front-line troops, immediately stop all infringement and provocative actions, and work together with China to return to the correct track of dialogue and talks to resolve differences,” he said, as reported by China daily.com