Indian patrol being detained by China is inaccurate, says government sources

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 24, 2020, 12:08 PM(IST)

Troop build-up along LAC Photograph:( WION )

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The Ministry of external affairs last week said the Chinese side "hindering India’s normal patrolling patterns" after China alleged that Indian side had tried to build a structure in Galwan valley.

Indian government sources have dismissed reports of Indian patrol being detailed by the Chinese at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh calling them "inaccurate"

The Ministry of external affairs last week said the Chinese side "hindering India’s normal patrolling patterns" after China alleged that Indian side had tried to build a structure in Galwan valley.

The location of present India China face-off is in Galwan Valley in China occupied Ladakh. 

The MEA explained, "Any suggestion that Indian troops had undertaken activity across the LAC in the Western Sector or the Sikkim sector is not accurate" and the "Indian troops are fully familiar with the alignment of the Line of Actual Control in the India-China border areas and abide by it scrupulously. "

Earlier this month speaking to WION, Army chief Gen MM Naravane on India China Faceoffs in Ladakh and Sikkim said, "I would rather say it is face-offs and these faces-offs have been happening in the past also, nothing new about it."

"Different perceptions on where the Line of Actual Control(LAC) runs in these areas, we patrol up to where we believe LAC is, PLA comes were they think LAC comes. When we come face-to-face, when we come at the same place at the same time, that is when such face-offs occur, " he added. 

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