China has warned India that the Galwan Valley in Ladakh has always been part of China, India should not cross the line.
Yesterday, 20 soldiers, including an Indian army colonel, were killed in clashes with Chinese forces in Ladakh, a disputed border area between China and India.
The spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the right and wrong of this matter is all clear, Indian troops have committed serious violations of the border protocol, India stopped the provocative actions of its troops.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, a telephone conversation took place between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister Subramanian Jaishankar.
The spokesman said that the two countries have agreed to reduce tensions along with the border areas and maintain peace.
According to the spokesperson, the Chinese Foreign Minister has demanded India to severely punish those responsible for the incidents in the Galwan Valley and said that India should control the troops stationed on the border.
Narendra Modi called an all-party conference
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened an all-party meeting on the tense situation with China.
According to the Indian Prime Minister’s House, the all-party meeting has been convened on June 19 at 5 pm, leaders of various parties attended the virtual meeting.
The Indian defence minister has also expressed regret over the deaths of Indian troops in Galwan but did not name China, which has been criticized by opposition leader Rahul Gandhi.
Trilateral meeting of Russia, China and India postponed
A trilateral meeting between Russia, China and India have been postponed due to border tensions between China and India.
According to the Russian news agency, the tripartite meeting was postponed due to rising tensions between China and India. The video meeting of the three countries was scheduled to take place on June 23. The new date of the meeting has not been announced yet.
It may be recalled that similar incidents of stone-pelting took place on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in both the armies last month in which personnel from both sides were seriously injured.
The deaths come five decades after the last time the two countries clashed on the Arunachal Pradesh border, in which four Indian soldiers were killed.