India blames China for escalating tension on border
Chinese PLA troops have been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres amid engagement at military, diplomatic and political levels
India has blamed China for continuing to undertake provocative activities to escalate tension on the border, even as New Delhi is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the Line of Actual Control.
“India, while is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
“At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing,” the MEA added.
It is the PLA that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at military, diplomatic and political level is in progress.
“In the instant case on September7, 2020, it was the PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC and when dissuaded by our troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate our troops,” the MEA said.
“However, despite the grave provocation, our troops exercised great restraint and behaved in a mature and responsible manner,” the MEA maintained.
The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, however is also determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs.
The statement by the Western Theatre Command (of China) is an attempt to mislead their domestic and international audience.