The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday evening (16 June) issued a statement over the violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan valley yesterday night.
The clashes which resulted in deaths for the first time since 1975 erupted after China attempted to unilaterally change the status quo in the area. It also added that all of India's activities are within the Indian side of the LAC.
Three Indian Army personnel now identified as Colonel B Santosh Babu, Havildar Palani and Sepoy Ojha were martyred in the confrontation. At least three Chinese soldiers were killed in retaliatory action.
Here is the MEA statement over this incident.
The statement as a result busts Chinese propaganda which included alleging that India crossed over to the Chinese side and attacked its personnel.
"On the late-evening and night of 15 June 2020 a violent face-off happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there. Both sides suffered casualties that could have been avoided had the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side".
"Given its responsible approach to border management, India is very clear that all its activities are always within the Indian side of the LAC. We expect the same of the Chinese side", says the MEA statement.
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