China indoctrinates India on LAC face-off

By Monitoring Desk
Friday – June 19, 2020
BEIJING (China): China’s foreign office (FO) spokesman Zhao Lijian mentioning Chinese foreign minister (FM) Wang Yi’s telephone conversation with Indian FM Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Thursday, asserted that Chinese FM Yi expounded China’s “stern position” to his Indian counterpart regarding what happened at the West section of the China-India boundary, at the line of actual control (LAC).

According to an official statement, he continued, “China has repeated multiple times that the whole thing happened because India’s front-line troops, in violation of the agreement reached at the commander-level meeting, once again crossed the LAC for deliberate provocation, and even violently attacked the Chinese officers and soldiers who went to the terrain for negotiation, thus triggering fierce physical conflicts and causing casualties.”


Chinese FO spokesman Lijian said, “Since the incident happened, China and India have made contacts and coordination through diplomatic and military channels” adding “The two sides agreed to handle in a just manner the serious situation caused by the Galway Valley clash, observe the agreement reached during the commander-level meeting, cool down the situation on the ground as soon as possible, and uphold peace and tranquility of the border-areas.”

He mentioned, “At present, the situation in the border areas is overall stable and controllable” hoping “We believe that guided by the important consensus reached between the two leaders, China and India can properly deal with the current situation, jointly uphold peace and stability in the border areas, and ensure a sound and steady development of bilateral relations.”


Chinese FO spokesman Lijian disclosed, “Besides stating China’s position, FM Yi also stressed in the phone call with his Indian counterpart that China and India, both emerging powers with a population of over one billion, bear the historic mission of accelerating national development and rejuvenation” adding “Hence, acts of mutual respect and mutual support represent the right track and also conform to the long-term interests of both countries, whereas those of mutual distrust and friction belong to an evil path and go against the fundamental aspirations of the two peoples” continuing “China and India should follow the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and leverage such existing channels as meetings between the two countries’ special representatives on the boundary issue and meetings between border troops of both sides to strengthen communication and coordination on properly addressing the border situation, and jointly maintain the peace and tranquility in the border areas.”


He lashed, “The right and wrong of this matter is very clear. The onus is not on China. We have given a clear account of how the situation came into being. Indian frontline border defence troops on Monday night blatantly broke the consensus reached at the commander-level talks between the militaries of the two sides” adding “Under the circumstance that the current situation in the Galwan Valley had eased, the Indian troops once again crossed the LAC for deliberate provocation, and even violently attacked the Chinese officers and soldiers who went to the terrain for negotiation, thus triggering fierce physical conflicts and causing casualties.”


Chinese FO spokesman Lijian stressed, “China demands that India carry out a thorough investigation into the incident, severely punish those who should be held accountable, strictly discipline Indian frontline troops, and immediately stop all provocative actions so as to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.”


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