PRC Defense Ministry says India is responsible for the border conflict

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Responsibility for the border conflict between China and India in the Galwan Valley should be fully transferred to New Delhi. On Wednesday, June 24, China Times writes with reference to the official representative of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, Senior Colonel Wu Qian.

He stressed that the military clash occurred because of India’s violation of the consensus and called these actions a unilateral provocation. Wu Qian drew attention to the fact that the conflict arose on the Chinese side from the line of actual control recognized by both sides.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, China demands the Indian side to strictly punish the perpetrators and control the border troops so that such incidents do not happen again.

On the night of June 16, on the line of control in Ladakh, China opened fire on Indian soldiers who, according to the Chinese side, had illegally crossed China’s state border.

Three people died during the shelling. Another 17 people were wounded, but then were exposed to low temperatures in high mountainous areas, which negatively affected their injuries and led to the death of soldiers.

The situation in the border areas of the Ladakh allied territory deteriorated after clashes between the two countries’ military forces along the disputed India-China border throughout May, with additional troops and weapons on each side. On 5 May, a mass brawl took place at a site in East Ladakh, involving some 400 troops from both sides.