China denies being aware of Ladakh skirmish, assures commitment of troops to abide by LAC

Beijing: China on Wednesday said it was not aware of a skirmish between its troops and Indian soldiers in Ladakh region and stated that its border troops always patrol on the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Beijing also asked New Delhi to abide by the (LAC), a day after troops of both sides reportedly pelted stones at each other following attempts by the Chinese side to cross into the Indian side of the boundary at Pangong Lake in Ladakh.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"I am not aware of them. The Chinese border troops are always committed to maintaining peace and tranquility along the border," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a briefing.

"We always patrol on the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control. And we urge the India side to abide by the Line of Actual Control," she said.

The incident in Ladakh region in the western sector of the India and China boundary comes as both sides are locked in a tense standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim section, which on Wednesday entered the third month.

Chinese troops reportedly tried to cross into the India side in Pangong Lake, in areas known as Finger Four and Finger Five.

Their attempts were foiled by Indian troops.

After being stopped, the Chinese side began pelting stones, to which the Indian side responded in the same fashion.

Personnel from both sides reportedly received minor injuries.


Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 14:51 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See