Indian and Chinese military officials will meet on Saturday to attenuate the row along the Line of Actual Control. The officials will be headed by Lieutenant Generals from both armies.
As per the media reports, the meeting is scheduled to take place at Chushul-Moldo border point on the Chinese side at 8 AM on Saturday. 10 Indian officials including the lieutenant general will participate in the meeting with the Chinese side.
It is clarified by the Indian side that it is stalwart in its endeavour to protect India’s borders from foreign elements. India and China In also signed four or more agreements to set-up the configuration of border management between the two countries.
As per reports, Chinese troops have crossed the Indian border along the 3,500-km-long LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim. But the LAC is the de-facto border between India and China, there is no marked boundary or fencing along the line.
Recently, both the Indian and Chinese armies have witnessed major military build-up in various areas along the LAC, including an incident of a scrimmage between the troops earlier last month.
China has asserted that its troops were responding to construction activity by the Indian army while India has stated the Chinese army was obstructing normal patrolling by its troops along the LAC in Ladakh and Sikkim.
The Ministry of External Affairs rejected China’s claim of trespassing by Indian military forces across the Chinese side and stated that all Indian activities were carried out on its side of the border, afforming that India has always taken a very responsible approach towards the border management.
It said that India was deeply pledged to protect its sovereignty and security.