India reported that it had hindered an attempt by Chinese troops to change the status quo on their disputed and ill-defined border in a fresh flare-up between the two countries.
“On the night of August 29/30, 2020, PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo,” the Indian army said in a statement.
It said Indian soldiers foiled the Chinese bid to “unilaterally change facts on the ground”.
However, China has not commented yet.
At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in fighting between armies of the two countries in July.
The Indian military had said that both China and India suffered casualties, but there has been no word on numbers from China.
The Indian military had said that it’s several troops “were critically injured in the line of duty”.
It had also claimed that injured soldiers were also “exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain “.
India had claimed that China had attempted to “unilaterally change the status quo”. whereas, China accused Indian soldiers of “attacking Chinese personnel”.
The two forces had later tried to solve the matter through negotiations.
The Indian army said that the fight at Ladakh caused casualties of its 3 soldiers. Later, it said that “17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty” and died from their injuries, taking the “total that were killed in action to 20”.
China has been blamed by India’s external affairs ministry of violating an agreement to respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC).