New Delhi: The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at the Indian troops on the eastern border of Ladakh and maintained that they “illegally crossed” the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to enter the south bank of Pangong Tso.
“On September 7, Indian troops illegally crossed LAC and entered the south bank of Pangong Tso. Indian troops blatantly fired warning shots at our border patrolling troops who were there for consultation. Our troops were compelled to take measures to stabilise the situation. India’s action is being considered as a serious military provocation,” the spokesperson said.
India’s behaviour violated agreements, Lijian said, adding that it’s a “serious military provocation”.
“We’ve made representations through diplomatic and military channels asking them to immediately stop dangerous moves, withdraw people who crossed the line & discipline frontline troops,” he added.
The statement comes a day after China another firing incident took place on the south of Pangong Tso in Ladakh.
Earlier today, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) accused Indian soldiers of taking provocative measures that forced the Chinese troops to take countermeasures to stabilise the situation.