India on Tuesday denied Chinese allegations that its armed forces crossed the controversial border and fired warning shots, instead accusing Chinese troops of action in a new incident on the pulse of two Asian countries in recent years. Months.
This would be the first time in four decades that shots have been fired in the disputed Ladaj region of the Himalayas, breaking the treaty that banned the use of firearms when there were no casualties. Relations between the two Asian giants have deteriorated since last May amid growing dispute over the region.
The western command of the Chinese army issued a statement late Monday condemned that the Indian incursion took place on the same day in the area of Mount Shenpao on the south bank of Lake Pangong. According to a statement, the Chinese armed forces took “countermeasures to stabilize the situation” after the Indian military shot, without clarifying what it was.
The Chinese army also called on the Indian forces to withdraw and “strictly investigate and punish the personnel who carried out the shooting.” India’s actions “seriously violated the relevant agreements, increased regional tensions … they are serious military provocations and of a very bad nature,” said Chinese spokesman Zhang Shuili.