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Border clashes: India, China accuse each other of violating

NEW DELHI, CHINA: India and China on Saturday each traded accusations that the other had violations their shared de facto border that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and more than 70 injured during a clash.
According to details, de facto border an area that this week became the site of the deadliest clash in half a century between the two nuclear-armed giants.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to downplay Monday’s clash, which killed 20 Indian soldiers and injured more than 70, his government blamed the Chinese side for seeking to erect structures “just across the Line of Actual Control (LAC)”, as the demarcation is known, and refusing India’s request to stop.
India will not permit any unilateral changes to the disputed border, it said in a statement.

 

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian accused Indian forces of a “deliberate provocation” in the tense Himalayan area.
In a series of tweets, Zhao said the Galwan Valley was on the Chinese side of the line and that Indians had since April unilaterally built roads, bridges and other facilities in the region.
Zhao said the “Indian troops crossed the LAC” and attacked Chinese officers and soldiers who were there for negotiation, triggering fierce physical conflicts.”

Modi on Friday appeared to downplay the clash with Chinese troops, saying, “Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now nor have our posts been captured.”
Troops remain locked in a faceoff at several locations along the poorly defined LAC, despite talks between local commanders to deescalate.
Meanwhile, China has rejected India’s claim of releasing ten Indian soldiers after bilateral talks between the countries. India is currently embroiled in an intense stand-off with China at the disputed border region in Ladakh.
In an unusual incident, 20 Indian soldiers were killed and scores were injured in a violent brawl on a steep ridge. No shots were fired but the altercation saw many soldiers fall off the terrain into the river valley.
The recent standoff has been attributed to India’s unilateral decision to revoke the autonomous status of Kashmir and alter the demography by creating a separate Ladakh region.
India has built several infrastructure projects in the region, infuriating China which wants to develop adjoining Tibet area. The conflicts are not just political but economic and the quest for regional dominance.
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