Beijing, Jun 20: China on Saturday accused that India had crossed the Line of Actual Control on May 6 to build fortification & barricades, which impeded the patrol of Chinese border troops.
They deliberately made provocations in an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo of control & management”, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lijian Zhao alleged on twitter.
On Friday, Beijing laid claim over the entire Galwan Valley, the site near LAC where the personnel of two Armies had brutally clashed on June 15, which resulted in death of 20 Indian Army troops.
“The Galwan Valley is located on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in the west section of the China-India boundary. For many years, the Chinese border troops have been patrolling and on duty in this region”, it had said.
The spokesperson accused the Indian troops of having unilaterally and continuously building roads, bridges and other facilities at the LAC in Galwan Valley. “China lodged representations and protests on multiple occasions but India went even further to cross the LAC and made provocations”, he said.
Furthering his allegations, Lijian, in a series of tweets, said, “On June 6, the border troops held a commander-level meeting & agreed to ease the situation. India promised it would not cross the estuary of Galwan river to patrol & build facilities. The two sides would discuss & decide phased withdrawal of troops by officials on the ground”.
“Shockingly, on the evening of June 15, India’s front-line troops……….once again crossed the Line of Actual Control for deliberate provocation when the situation in the Galwan Valley was already easing”, he alleged.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the entire country is hurt and angry at the steps taken by China at the LAC and assured the leaders of all political parties that the armed forces have been given a free hand who are leaving no stone unturned to protect the country.
The Prime Minister maintained that the Army has been given a free hand to take necessary steps.