Major provocation from China after LAC clash; Beijing claims sovereignty over Galwan Valley region

The Global Times quoted the PLA Western Theatre Command spokesperson as saying that “Indian troops again crossed the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan Valley region (on Monday).
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New Delhi: Amid heightened tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, the People’s Liberation Army’s Western Theatre Command on Tuesday accused India of crossing the border and launching attacks.

China’s Global Times newspaper quoted a spokesperson of the PLA Western Theatre Command as saying that “Indian troops again crossed the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan Valley region on Monday evening and purposefully launched provocative attacks, leading to severe clashes and casualties.”

The Chinese military spokesperson further claimed Beijing’s sovereignty over the Galwan Valley region, which has always been in India’s control. It may be noted that the Chinese troops had entered the Galwan Valley post May 5 clash between Indian and PLA troops at Pangong Tso (lake).

“China always owns sovereignty over the Galwan Valley region, and the Indian border defence troops are inconsistent with their words and seriously violated the agreements both countries have reached, the consensus made during the Army commander-level talks and harmed the relations of the two militaries and the feelings of the two countries’ peoples,” PLA Western Theatre Command spokesperson, Colonel Zhang Shuili was quoted as saying in the report.

“India should stop all provocative actions, meet the Chinese side halfway and come back to the right path of solving disputes through talks,” Zhang added in hugely provocative remarks.

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