China on Wednesday insisted on blaming India for the June 16 border confrontation that left 20 Indian soldiers dead, as well as punishing those responsible for what was said through the mouth of the Defense Department spokesman, Wu Qian, happened, requested. that nevertheless trusted that peace and stability would prevail.
In a press conference in Beijing, compiled by the official Xinhua agency, Wu said that China has sovereignty over the Galwan Valley where the confrontation took place, and therefore Chinese troops have been patrolling the area for years. Since April, however, the Indian military has unilaterally set up facilities on the so-called Current Control Line (LAC), which separates the two countries.
On May 6, the spokesman said, the first clash occurred after Indian forces entered Chinese territory and built a fortress and barricades, triggering the reaction of Chinese soldiers in the region who regained control.
This led to a commander-level meeting on June 6, at which a “consensus” was reached to relieve tensions and discuss a gradual withdrawal of troops. According to Wu, India promised not to cross the border, but on the night of June 15, the Indian military violated this agreement in “deliberate provocation”.